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Wireless to ethernet adapter?

First off, let me say I may in fact be retarded. I want to connect my desktop computer that does not have WiFi capability to my wireless network at home. Does someone make a device that will connect to my wireless network and allow me plug into the back of it with a regular RJ45 ethernet cable? Like an access point, only in reverse. The router is on the other side of the room and I'm not about to try and run more cable through walls.
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First off, let me say I may in fact be retarded. I want to connect my desktop computer that does not have WiFi capability to my wireless network at home. Does someone make a device that will connect to my wireless network and allow me plug into the back of it with a regular RJ45 ethernet cable? Like an access point, only in reverse. The router is on the other side of the room and I'm not about to try and run more cable through walls.
USB wireless network adapters are like $10, do you not have any USB ports?

otherwise you will have to get a Wireless network bridge such as a Linksys WET-54G - about $60 on eGay

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I just bought a dlink pocket router(works as an AP, router or adapter) for $50 from newegg. It can do what you are asking but you'd be better off with the before-mentioned USB adapter.

The pocket routers are not made for sustained usage.
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Get either a wireless USB card, or a PCI wireless card. Should do what you want without having to run anything through your network card.

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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-27-2009, 06:54 AM
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You can get a mimo-style PCI card (2 or 3 antennaes) for like $10 at Fry's.
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USB Wireless adapter should be last resort, as you will see a horrible decrease in browsing speed. PCI Wireless card would be my first choice.
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USB Wireless adapter should be last resort, as you will see a horrible decrease in browsing speed. PCI Wireless card would be my first choice.
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Love the wireless to RJ45 comment.

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Love the wireless to RJ45 comment.
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I fully admit my hacking skillz retardedness......
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I fully admit my hacking skillz retardedness......
1337 h4x0rz? Meh, I don't hack either and my computer knowledge as of late is severely limited, but I do know enough to piss off the tier 1 tech support guys
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