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Is turning my PC into a Wi-Fi hotspot a good idea or should I rather install a Wi-Fi router instead?

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April 21, 2014 11:40:39 PM

Hey,

I want to Wi-Fi my home but my motherboard doesn't support Wi-Fi but I'm connected to the internet through a high speed LAN connection. Now, I was thinking of cutting the cost of buying a Wi-Fi router and rather installing a Wi-Fi adapter to get Wi-Fi for my mobile and other devices. So, is this a good idea and what are the pros and cons of a turning a home pc into a hotspot and is it safe?

Let me know.

Thanks.
a b V Motherboard
April 21, 2014 11:43:56 PM

Just get a wi-fi router. They're cheap and much, much more powerful. A hotspot will be slower with a much shorter range.
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a b V Motherboard
April 22, 2014 1:08:01 AM

No, you will not require a wi-fi adapter. All you do is keep it set up as is, just connect the wi-fi router directly to the modem, and then you can connect your other devices to it. Like this:
You are thinking of it like this:
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April 22, 2014 1:33:01 AM

thanks a ton ewok93. i didn't know that i could directly connect my router to the modem to enable a wi-fi connection. thanks a lot. i'll keep my modem connected to my pc and connect the router to enable a wi-fi for my devices. thanks again.

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a b V Motherboard
April 22, 2014 1:38:44 AM

No problem, happy to help.
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