Configuring Wired Computer through WAP

Posted on 2007-07-30
Last Modified: 2013-12-27
I have a Netgear WGT624v3.

I currently have my desktop PC wired straight to my modem/router with the netgear working in "WAP" mode for my roommates computer in the living room.

Is it possible to configure a wired computer without a wireless adapter to use the Netgear to pick up Wireless signals?

Question by:jon_godwin
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    Expert Comment

    If you are saying that you want to use Netgear access point to connect your computer to other wireless networks then the answer is NO.

    Otherwise please clarify your question
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    Pretty much.  Any particular reason why this doesn't work?
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    It is not designed to do so. It is designed to provide access, not access other networks.

    But some access points can do a similar thing. It is called repeating. How it works is, you have an access point at the root(for example: connected to internet) and then you can use another access point and connect it to your computer(wired). You configure both access points to talk to each other.

    But this is only supported in a few access points, and most of the times, the access points should be of same make.

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