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Is it possible to share ethernet cable connected internet using a usb wi-fi adapter?

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July 31, 2014 3:24:54 AM

Hi, I want to share desktop computer's internet which is connected through ethernet cable (I don't use a modem or a router) but doesn't have wi-fi built in, so I can have wi-fi internet on my android phone. So can I just buy a usb wi-fi adapter, bridge its connection with my ethernet connection and create a wireless hotspot? Or do I have to also buy a wireless router, setup a wireless connection and connect both the PC and phone to it? I'm new to this so sorry it's difficult to understand me.

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July 31, 2014 9:51:58 AM

Hello,

what you describe (bridging) is quite feasible but since you’re probably going to purchase some equipment anyway (wi-fi adapter) why not purchase a wi-fi router instead, connect the desktop to it through Ethernet and everything else through wi-fi? This would allow you to have Internet through wi-fi even if the PC is turned off and it would make things easier to manage also.

Hope that helps!
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July 31, 2014 2:29:28 PM

Haven't though about that, thanks a lot!
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