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Wireless Router to share wireless

By josephd ·
I have a Linksys Wireless Router with 4 ethernet ports.
Our County provides free wireless internet service.

My Broadband cable was cut. While waiting for repair, I want to use my Linksys Wireless Router with 4 ethernet ports to access the County wireless internet and allow my other PCs on the wired LAN to share the connection to the internet through the router.

Is it possible?

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by Pendal1 In reply to Wireless Router to share ...

If you can connect your router to the County's wired network, then yes. If not, then you can't use your router to share the county's internet connection. Same situation at home. Your access point has to be connected to your broadband service (DSL OR CABLE MODEM) and then it handles DHCP and NAT. If your wireless router is not connected to your broadband service, it's basically the equivalent of a paper weight.

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by josephd In reply to Depends

It seems like the router should be able to connect, other than the fact that it is configured to get it's WAN input through an RJ-45 connector. Any idea on how to get it to look at the wireless signals for WAN like a wireless NIC does? It seems like if it broadcasts and receives, it should be a matter of getting it to look for the WAN signal rather than just my laptop to make the wireless router act as a type of NIC.
If there is something available off-the-shelf to do the job, I would be most pleased to use it. There is no glory in doing things the hard way.

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