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is there any way to give a wifi signal without a router?

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I was wondering if there was something like a pci-e card i could use to do something like connect my tablet to it

 

is this possible?

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You could use a wireless card, and set up an ad-hoc network. It should pull the internet from your desktop and send it to your tablet. Im not sure the wireless card would be cheaper than just a dirt cheap router but its a way to do it.
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Anything you do otherwise will be a rigged solution, you'll spend more time and energy trying to make some other bullcrap deployment work than actually just buying a cheapy wireless router.
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