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Standard User Michael_Chare
(committed) Mon 09-Sep-13 18:42:43
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WiFi connectionfrom router to mobile phone?


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My ADSL broadband service has failed and I have reported the problem.

I recently acquired an Android mobile phone and have found that the WiFi hotspot facility to be very good, much better than the Bluetooth facility of my previous Nokia phone. The Wifi connection just works, getting the Bluetooth connection to work was always a challenge.

My desktop PC has a wired connection to my WiFi enabled Technicolor 582n modem/router.

Is there anyway anyway my desktop computer can connect to the internet via the 582n and then by Wifi to the mobile phone?

Michael Chare
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 09-Sep-13 19:48:09
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Not that I am aware of without extra hardware

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/hardware/reviews/74-as... should do the job if using it in Wireless Repeater Mode.

Other devices with an Ethernet port and wireless repeater mode that are cheaper may or MAY NOT do the same.

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Standard User b4dger
(knowledge is power) Tue 10-Sep-13 13:25:54
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You could buy a cheap and cheerful wifi dongle for your desktop (Amazon shows them from £2.99) you could then connect to your Android wifi hotspot on this and other devices smile


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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 10-Sep-13 13:48:16
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That made me think and yes had seen a wireless Ethernet bridge that was fairly cheap

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B006PYGWG6/ref=as...

At £19 not as cheap as your option, but needs no drivers on the PC, and easy power via USB port.

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Standard User b4dger
(knowledge is power) Tue 10-Sep-13 15:21:43
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That looks like a useful bit of kit - and a good price.

Perhaps TBB should get one for a review? smile

Standard User Michael_Chare
(committed) Wed 11-Sep-13 01:18:10
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That is quite interesting. At the moment I am using a Belkin WiFi dongle in my desktop PC. It is a few years old and it would appear that the drivers are poor.

A BT voice man came today but although he corrected one joint in the cable, he did not fix my broadband problem.

Michael Chare
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