Connect to nearby wireless network and share internet connection via wireless
Posted on 2006-10-23
I have a Belkin F5D7231-4P router.
I would like to connect to a nearby wireless network that has an internet connection via the Belkin F5D7231-4P router.
I would then like to use the this same router to share the internet connection via a wireless connection between the F5D7231-4P and two computers on my home network. I am also expecting that I will be able to share files between the two computers in my home network as would normally be the case. I will use the print server function to share the printer.
1. Do I enable wireless bridging to do this? If so, the manual states that wireless bridging may only work with other belkin routers. I have not tried it yet, but I am wondering if it might work with non-belkin routers?
2. Any other suggestions for how I might accomplish this?
3. Any suggestions for a fairly cheap antanna I might purchase that could be connected to the routher to improve the signal reception of the wireless internet network?
This is all for a low income family that has permission to connect to the nearby wireless network with an internet connection. They can't afford a broadband connection.