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Can a wifi router work as a wifi receiver?

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    Question Can a wifi router work as a wifi receiver?

    I am currently using ZTE router to access Bsnl BB via lan on pppoe mode. I also have a pronet PN-54 WADSL as a backup lying useless.

    My query: the ZTE modem which the bsnl has given is a type 2 modem with wifi ability. My question is can the pronet router be used as a wifi receiver so that I can use that router/modem to connect one more PC to the internet?

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    manish tanwar: Configure (connect) BSNL Type II (Type 2) Modem - ZTE ZXDSL 531B
    1. You can set this to access Internet for two computers.

    can the pronet router be used as a wifi receiver
    2. Needs a Rj11 ( from Bsnl) or rj45 cable data input to radiate signals. Will not pick up ZTE wifi signals.

    3. What is the distance involved, between the two computers ?

    4.Your laptop/desktop ( with wireless LAN card ) can pick up the wireless signals from within range.
    ( secured as well as unsecured )
    Last edited by essbebe; 12th May 2009 at 11:43 AM.

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    The distance is around 20 feet. My Modem is on the first floor and the PC which needs to be connected in on the ground floor. I don't think running long cables would be practical.

    The desktop Pc does not have any additional wifi devices (wireless lan card or any other). Thus I was thinking if I could use the spare modem with wifi ability to use it as a wifi receiver.

    As of now: My PC -> lan cable -> Zte modem -> Internet

    What I wanted:
    Other PC -> Pronet modem/router as a wifi receiver connected to the "other pc" via lan -> Zte modem -> Internet
    Last edited by 18lama; 12th May 2009 at 10:15 PM.

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    I don't think running long cables would be practical.
    Option 1 ;
    RJ45 can be used upto 100 meters - approx 300 feet.
    both computers can work at the same time .

    Option 2
    you have to buy a wireless LAN PCI card for the desktop PC
    positioned in the ground floor.

    Option 3 :
    Rj11 from First floor from ADSL splitter /ADSL port
    to Ground floor to use the other modem
    Only one computer can be used at a time.

    Option 4 :
    A phone extension from FF to GF. ( all phones after ADSL splitter in FF)
    use Rj11 to modem direct.
    only one computer at a time can be used.

    Feedback.

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    Running long cable is not convenient where I live.

    I have no doubt that running a cable for as long as you mentioned would work.

    I have even seen wired offices where total LAN cable length exceeded 1km (1000 meter) through concealed wiring. This was back in the days when wifi wasn't commonly available.

    Its just that I hate long cables.
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    However thanks for your suggestions, I was thinking of getting this as a 'wifi receiver':

    Belkin : Wireless G USB Adapter

    What do you think?

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    Approx Double the cost of Option 2 : PCI Wireless card.
    for desktop.
    More suitable for a laptop.

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