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Is it possible for me to connect a wireless router to an existing wireless network?

Here's my scenario. I have a wireless router that I previously used in my old house I was renting. All my devices connected to it but I mainly used it so I can connect my xbox 360 (non wifi) to the internet. The new house I'm moving into has WiFi already, but I want to set up my own router in my room, so i can connect things like my xbox, a small printer,etc. to it as well as my computers. Is it possible to connect MY wireless router to the house's wireless network (wirelessly, not through an ethernet cable)? If so, how would I do that?
    
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Is it possible for me to connect a wireless router to an existing wireless network?
Here's my scenario. I have a wireless router that I previously used in my old house I was renting. All my devices connected to it but I mainly used it so I can connect my xbox 360 (non wifi) to the internet. The new house I'm moving into has WiFi already, but I want to set up my own router in my room, so i can connect things like my xbox, a small printer,etc. to it as well as my computers. Is it possible to connect MY wireless router to the house's wireless network (wirelessly, not through an ethernet cable)? If so, how would I do that?

depends on the router that you have, if it says "bridge" or "repeater" somewhere on the specs then yes it can. what router do you have?
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yep, you just need to set your router as a downstream router. there should be settings in your router setup to make it a repeater (will only talk to another base station and not directly to a modem). oh, you will also want to turn of dhcp on the downstream router
    
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the thing with this setup is that it halves the up/down speed
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TP Link TL-WR1043ND (this is the router I have)

If it halves my speeds then I don't think I'll be using this setup.. hmm

Is there any way I can do it so I connect my laptop to the him internet wirelessly, and then connect the router to my laptop (via ethernet) so that my router receives internet from my laptop? because then i can connect my wireless devices straight to my router (and connect things like my printer and xbox to the router and use the router as a hub instead)

will it work if i simply set my ethernet port as an internet-out port, and connect to my WLAN port on my router?
    
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TP Link TL-WR1043ND (this is the router I have)
If it halves my speeds then I don't think I'll be using this setup.. hmm
Is there any way I can do it so I connect my laptop to the him internet wirelessly, and then connect the router to my laptop (via ethernet) so that my router receives internet from my laptop? because then i can connect my wireless devices straight to my router (and connect things like my printer and xbox to the router and use the router as a hub instead)
will it work if i simply set my ethernet port as an internet-out port, and connect to my WLAN port on my router?

you don't need another router for that. you just need a software to turn your laptop into a wireless router.

http://connectify.me/
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