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Hi,

I have an old PC with a Realtek RTL8185 54M, and was wondering whether it is possible to enable this device and make it act as a wifi transmitter.

If this is at all possible, kindly advice how.

The PC it is installed on is a Windows XP professional.


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I assume you mean access point in infrastructure mode? 'Wifi transmitter' can be slightly misconstrued since all wireless devices transmit.

Not sure off hand of software that would turn it into an infrastructure AP but here's a guide for making an ad-hoc network:
http://lifehacker.com/5369381/turn-your-windows-7-pc-into-a-wireless-hotspot

You can do the same thing when using XP as well.
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I assume you mean access point in infrastructure mode? 'Wifi transmitter' can be slightly misconstrued since all wireless devices transmit.

Not sure off hand of software that would turn it into an infrastructure AP but here's a guide for making an ad-hoc network:
http://lifehacker.com/5369381/turn-your-windows-7-pc-into-a-wireless-hotspot

You can do the same thing when using XP as well.

Thank you for your reply .. What I mean was that in the PC there is a removable wifi antenna, which I can you to connect to a wifi connection. However was thinking whether it is possible to make the this wifi antenna (as a wifi hot-spot then, i.e. one can connect to it wirelessley in order to obtain wifi).

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