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this is more a hypothetical and i think it can be done, for future reference i would like to know.

now i know that passing an internet signal through wired connection (i.e. using a pc as a router, or firewall) is possible... but, i was wondering... if i already have a pc that has a wireless nic, can i use that to extend the range of my wireless network in the direction that the computer is located in? i've heard of mesh networking, and mesh wireless before, but never bothered to look into implementing it for my own home network.
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From what I've seen i think what you need to do is check if your wireless adapter is compatible first by (assuming you are using Windows) opening command prompt and typing "netsh wlan show drivers" then searching for the area that says "Hosted Network Supported" if it says "Yes" I believe in theory it could be done. You could try and use this program http://virtualrouter.codeplex.com/ which I've heard people have had success with in the past but please take with a grain of salt. Try it and let me know how it works.

edit: also it seems you wont need to download anything with windows check out this screenshot i took



looks like you can just do it right through the wireless card

Thanks
Joe
Edited by Surprentis - 2/25/16 at 9:21am
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The wifi card would have to support broadcasting a signal. You could probably just get an extender instead for pretty cheap.
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