Wireless tethering of third party Wifi to Netgear WNDR3700 Router

I am going to a hotel for a convention and my boss asked that I get internet access for our presentations. The presentations run our our three computers hooked up to projectors.  
Those computers are hooked up to a Netgear WNDR3700 (via net cable) so they can talk to each other (and that is working just fine), the computers do not have wireless cards or adapters in the just the basic lan.

We are paying for internet access from the hotels convention center and want to use it for the computers hooked up so we can show a simple http based video feed from our office.

I was thinking it is posible to use the Netgear WNDR3700 to distribute the internet  it to all the computers? I have them all set up and communicating with each other but I don't know how to connect the hotels wireless access to this router.
EGormlyAsked:
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Pro4iaCommented:
although the router is a wireless router, it is not a wireless adapter.. i don't think it'll be able to connect to a wireless network and share the connection on wired clients.

you'll most likely have to get a wireless adapter for one of the computers and use Internet Connection Sharing.
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EGormlyAuthor Commented:
Is that a definitive answer or should I wait for someone else?
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Pro4iaCommented:
that's a definite answer from me.  your choice to wait for someone else's answer. :)
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EGormlyAuthor Commented:
LOL Pro4ia, I meant, is it 100% correct.
I would only wait if you are not 100% sure.

Thanks for your time.
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Pro4iaCommented:
EGormly,

I may have spoken too soon. I did some additiona research and your router seems to have the WDS functionality.

According to Netgear -
What is WDS?

A Wireless Distribution System (WDS) is a system that allows access points to be wirelessly connected. WDS offers 2 modes of operation, the first and original is Wireless Bridging in which access points communicate only with each other and don’t allow wireless clients or stations to access them.  The second is Wireless Repeating in which the Access Points communicate with each other and with other the wireless clients. At this time, newer Access Points and wireless routers are capable of supporting wireless client connection while in bridge mode. WDS often referred to as repeater mode because it appears to bridge and accept wireless clients at the same time.

Note: the WDS feature is not completely specified in IEEE or Wi-Fi standards, therefore interoperability between 802.11 products of different vendors is not guaranteed.
 

As you see, interoperability with other APs are not guaranteed so it may not work but you should give it a try.

Here is their article on setting up WDS -
http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2745

Goodluck
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EGormlyAuthor Commented:
Thank you for the additional info, however after reading the kb, I realize this will not work in the hotel with this netgear device and now at least, I know why.

Thanks!
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Pro4iaCommented:
glad to be of help!
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