Solved Can I use my wifi modem to recieve wifi signals..?

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April 24, 2012 at 02:58:48
Specs: Windows XP, 2
I have a TP link TD-W8901g modem router with 1 wan and 4 LAN. My questions is can i use this modem to receive wifi signals through wan and give out through lan. i currently use internet from telephone cable. But i have got a free hot spot near my home. Currently i Am using a pc without wireless card.

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April 24, 2012 at 07:25:48
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That device isn't going to scan for wireless networks & connect to them. You would have to buy a wireless adapter for your PC & that will only work if you are within less than 200 feet, at the most, of the hot spot.

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January 1, 2014 at 08:01:43

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ronnie2177 January 1, 2014 at 10:23:31
Specs: Windows XP

Reply to "Can I Use My Wifi Modem To Recieve Wifi Signals..?" by SAIF April 24, 2012 at 02:58:48
You'd need a wireless adapter to use wireless internet. Your PC can have a built in WiFi adapter, or you may buy a WiFi PC card or USB WiFi adapter, etc to have wireless internet on your PC, in which case your PC would connect directly to the wireless hotspot.
Your modem would have a wireless access point, which allows wireless capable devices (like your wireless capable PC or phone) to connect to internet (share) via your router (which uses your telephone cable for WAN).

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January 1, 2014 at 10:51:49

Internet -> Other access point -> Stated router -> Computer via ethernet?

I know there's a way to set up a router as a network bridge through DD-WRT, but that won't work for your router.

Just go to Staples or some place like that, and you can get a cheap Wireless N USB adapter for only US$25

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January 2, 2014 at 10:52:10
Doesnt matter now, Its an old thread.

Thank you.


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