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I have a spare wireless network card that hasn't seen any love in some years. Considerign installing it in my windows 8 pc if it is possible to use it as a range extender/repeater. Currently the PC in question is on a 1g network, and wireless range to it is quite questionable for it. Definitely out of the picture to imagine connecting my handheld devices to wireless. So, I was considering using my pc as a wireless switch of sorts if it is possible. Would I need to do this through ad hoc?

I plan on using my android phone and possibly my 3ds with this.

Here is the wireless adapter to be used, I doubt I would have any issues on the hardware end of things for this. Just need a bit of advice on the software side of things. Hopefully these featured are already integrated into windows and I do not need any 3rd party software.

http://www.rosewill.com/products/1820/ProductDetail_Overview.htm

Thanks.
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Virtual Router - Easy to use, and free. Give it a try, I use it all the time.
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Virtual Router - Easy to use, and free. Give it a try, I use it all the time.

Not easy enough apparently, could not get it to work, maybe because I am Win 8?
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Not easy enough apparently, could not get it to work, maybe because I am Win 8?

That's possible, not sure why it wouldn't work. I also used to do something similar to this - http://www.howtogeek.com/112050/how-to-turn-your-windows-8-laptop-into-a-wireless-access-point/ - only a bit different for me since I use Win7. Hope that helps a little more than the last redface.gif
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