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 Post subject: Create a WiFi Hotspot?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:22 pm 
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Hi Everyone,

Has Maximum PC done an article about creating a "WiFi Hotspot"
using a home PC connected through a DSL modem to the internet?

I'd like to do this if it's possible. If some "do it yourself " info is available
I'd like to tackle this project in order to connect my Nook reader.

Regards, Bob


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 Post subject: Re: Create a WiFi Hotspot?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:39 pm 
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step one:

buy wireless router ....something nice but not too expensive =p (perhaps something that will support DD-WRT / Tomato later if you are feeling adventurous (WRT54GL...etc)

step two:

set up wireless router (read manual) log in change password to something secure set wireless security (wpa2 ideally)


step three:

connect nook to wireless router (read manual) (find network enter key (wpa2))

step four:

PROFITS



http://www.microsoft.com/athome/organiz ... setup.aspx



EDIT... oh wait are you wanting to set up the hotspot on your computer w/ wireless adapter


http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/usin ... adhoc.mspx

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/wind ... oc-network


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 Post subject: Re: Create a WiFi Hotspot?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 5:55 pm 
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I remember that article. They usually post them on the site after a while. :D Anyways, if its instructional, try looking for it in the How-to section.

Also, did the leg work, here's the article. One more thing, its meant for Windows 7 but I have no idea if that has changed.


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 Post subject: Re: Create a WiFi Hotspot?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:06 pm 
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Hi Guys;
I have a router and it works pretty well BUT I have a HAM license and the router
creates a lot of interference (EMI) to the radio equipment.
My PC is pretty interference clean as well as my DSL modem.

I thought that if I could use a usb to wireless adapter with the PC to create the same situation
as if I had the router connected, my EMI racket would be eliminated and I could have my little
network that other devices could connect to.

Well, that's what I'm trying to do but don't know how to proceed.
I did buy a D-Link USB adapter and it works pretty well at trying to connect
to all the neighbors networks but other devices don't know my adapter is available to connect to.

All the above is why I need a bit of guidance.

Regards, Bob


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 Post subject: Re: Create a WiFi Hotspot?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:41 pm 
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ah... well I'm officially out of my depth now that I understand your situation better and your objectives.


I mean you could certainly use a wifi adapter on the pc to create a ad-hoc network with other wireless devices but I'm not sure how or why it transmitting the wireless signals would be less disruptive to your HAM operations then the actual wireless router?



perhaps you could install DD-WRT (if your router is compatible ...or if your willing to buy a compatible one) and mess about with tuning it for minimum TX power that still allows wireless to work where you need it? Hopefully reducing the TX power would result in less interference on the HAM stuff??? and or messing about with the channel selection trying to find one that messes up the least stuff.

or what about 5Ghz wireless (N) gear would there be any chance it would be less interfering than the 2.4Ghz gear? I have NO idea personally cause i know d*ckall about HAM radio


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 Post subject: Re: Create a WiFi Hotspot?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 7:58 am 
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maddingo wrote:
or what about 5Ghz wireless (N) gear would there be any chance it would be less interfering than the 2.4Ghz gear? I have NO idea personally cause i know d*ckall about HAM radio


This would be my recomendation as well. The 2.4 Ghz spectrum is used by a lot of devices. Its open and free, and I'm willing to bet your HAM radio is using it as well. When you made a small hot-spot, you are still using the 2.4 Ghz (doubting that you have a just a 5 GHz network) and so you would still have issues. So getting some 5 Ghz devices (router + adapters) should solve your problem.


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