portable router?

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  1. berky93

    berky93 New Member

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    I just had a thought - for my brothers computer he uses a little usb device plugged into his computer to get internet.

    is there anything that would work in reverse? lyou plug something into the usb of a computer that usus ethernet for internet connection and it outputs a wifi signal so you can connect a wireless device to it.

    for instance youre at school or one of those hotels with computers and you plug it in, and suddenly theres a wifi network for you to connect your ipod to.

    is there anything like that?

    EDIT: I meant modem, not router.
  2. rioting

    rioting New Member

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    I don't quite understand what you mean, but if you mean what I think you mean, there are stuff out there.

    Macs have a feature where you can bounce a internet signal through a ethernet cable into Wi-Fi. Just put the cable in, go to System Pref., Share, and enable internet sharing.

    If you're talking about a portable router, Apple has an Airport Express.
  3. xitz your fearx

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    its out there : )
  4. berky93

    berky93 New Member

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    but I think that those only work with apple stuff.
  5. shotgunfool

    shotgunfool Active Member

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    your talking about a wifi dongle, you can pick them up for pretty cheap, i got my old one for about 17 pound.
  6. justinede

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    it would be called an access point.. they dont really sell them any more. I bought a small one that costed about 60$ and plugged it into one of the computer in my schools computer lab. So now i have internet called justin's wifi. No one else can use it because of WEP encryption but i can use it. It still is going to be the school's crappy slow internet because its just borcasting the LAN from the desktop.. No one know about it and now in class i can go on the internet..

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    These work perfectly

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    I use the wifi dongle for the DS you can pick one up in a bestbuy or circuit city for 30 bucks
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    Wait!!!
    So it is possible to use wi fi without being near a access point??!!!
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  10. Paintball

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    This thread is talking about using a wifi dongle attached to a wired computer to broadcast the internet. You still need to be within a certain range of some sort of access point (in this case the wifi dongle) to get internet. The iPhone, not the ipod, can use the cellular network to get online, increasing range, but decreasing speed.

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