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I have a PCI Wireless card in my desktop and a wired connection from my dorms wall jack, but i want wireless for my laptop, and they don't offer wireless here in the dorms. Any way i can use my wireless card in my pc to send a wifi signal to my laptop? Also i need to put a passord on it, or set it to only let my laptop connect because the servers here autoblock people who use to much data, so i would need to keep it to myself, so i don't get blocked when 1/2 the dorms try to use my wifi :_0
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Pretty sure wireless cards are receivers only or they would be alot bigger and u wouldn't really need a router but pick up a cheap router they are like 20~30 $
then u can do what u want.
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Pretty sure wireless cards are receivers only or they would be alot bigger and u wouldn't really need a router but pick up a cheap router they are like 20~30 $
then u can do what u want.
router = no no here

last person to have a wireless router got the internet in the whole campus shut down for a day until they found the router and made him remove it.

I remember i used to have an old mobo (ASUS m2n32-sli) that its built in wireless card would also send out signals
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Hide the router from view, profit?
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Hide the router from view, profit?
the schools server instantly knows its their, and auto shuts down the whole network if an unauthorized router is detected. soooo they do room checks in every room until its found.
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Pretty sure wireless cards are receivers only or they would be alot bigger and u wouldn't really need a router but pick up a cheap router they are like 20~30 $
then u can do what u want.
You can use a wireless card as such.... all wireless cards receive and transmit data. What does a WAP do? Recieve and transmit.
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You can setup a wireless ad-hoc network between your PC and your laptop. Then just enable internet sharing on the PC and you should be good to go. This should help you get started.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...ad-hoc-network
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You can setup a wireless ad-hoc network between your PC and your laptop. Then just enable internet sharing on the PC and you should be good to go. This should help you get started.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...ad-hoc-network
ill give this a try, hope i don't get blocked we get blocked for just normal usage around here lol.. every time i play a multiplayer game im blocked from HTTP websites for 2 hours (not HTTPs or programs using FTP)

EDIT: it worked, ill see in a few hours if it still works (not blocked from the net lol)
Edited by ShortySmalls - 10/2/11 at 6:15pm
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