Wireless question

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  1. sanga282

    sanga282 New Member

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    im thinking of getting an ipad for uni, but im only going to get the wifi one because really i cant afford a 3G one and i odnt want to pay another data contract. However my issues are as follows: in my uni accommodation i only have wired internet, I am also (as far as i know) not allowed to install my own router. So my question is: is there a way i can broadcast the internet using a USB wifi dongle (in my desktop) to the iPad? Or would i have to do it over bluetooth say and buy a bluetooth card for my PC, any help would be much appreciated
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    Sure so you could create an ad-hoc network from your PC.

    Can you not just plug in a wireless router in instead of your PC? Do they do any sort of MAC filtering?
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    Even better, just install a new NIC on your PC and attach a wireless router off the back of that!
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    bstevenhaagen Well-Known Member

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    Just get a wireless router or Airport Express. That'll work.
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    Im not allowed to install my won router, the idea is that if everyone had their own router to get wirless the place would be hectic, an ad-hoc sounds best, but i wasn't sure that would work with the the iPad if it does thats cool.
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    I'm a student, i haven't got £85 to be spending less than 20 is the most i can go to i think

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