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Wireless card acting as a wireless router

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Last response: in Wireless Networking
December 20, 2008 8:07:37 AM

i have a linksys wireless pci card (wmp54g) in my pc and i am wondering if there is a way to set it up so it acts as a wifi hot-spot? i already have internet via wired ethernet cable.

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December 20, 2008 12:14:23 PM

i think the easiest way to do this is to turn on the cards ad-hoc mode in the software, then run the windows network wizard and tell it that others connect via your machine, this should then assign a ip ending in .1 to the wifi (probably with connection sharing) and then you can connec tto it with other wifi devices and use the internet from your ethernet cable.

doesnt your router have wifi anyway? its a lot of hassle to go through if it does.
a b F Wireless
December 20, 2008 12:28:05 PM

You could use ICS.

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December 20, 2008 10:55:05 PM

i tried ICS, but i keep getting error.
maybe cuz i connect to the internet via a router. not sure.
the router is a wired d-link router. i have an old wireless router that doesn't make for reliable connection. i even tried using it as a switch. still no luck.
a b F Wireless
December 20, 2008 11:04:33 PM

What's the error message? Or get a new wireless router. They're only about $40.00.

December 21, 2008 10:51:48 AM

do a print screen or three of any and all errors you are getting.

did you use the network wizard?