USB wifi dongle broke. Have Wireless Access Point. Can I use that?

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  • morriss 16 Nov 2012 13:34:52 71,284 posts
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    The thread title says it all. I can obv. Just but another USB dongle or a card, but can I use my D-Link DWL-G700AP instead?

    Thanks
  • StixxUK 16 Nov 2012 13:41:29 7,424 posts
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    You can probably set it up to run as a client and hook up your PC via an Ethernet cable... that's what I do with all my gear around the TV that only takes wired connections...
  • mal 16 Nov 2012 14:14:41 23,721 posts
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    Yeah, I'm currently using my TP-Link TL-MR3020 portable 3G router in WISP mode to act as a ethernet to wireless bridge (well, router really as it's also doing NAT, firewall and port forwarding stuff). Oddly though, if I put it in Access Point mode I can't connect to it over ethernet (so I'm not quite sure what that mode's meant to do).
  • morriss 16 Nov 2012 14:24:34 71,284 posts
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    Cheers. It's connected but I can't seem to access it. 192.168.0.5 should do it but it's not connecting.

    Annoying.
  • alaab 1 Feb 2015 18:31:35 6 posts
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    A couple days ago both of my usb wifi adapters stopped working an you help me ? thanks
  • dfunked 1 Feb 2015 18:34:54 1,314 posts
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    @alaab
    Buy another one?... You can get an edimax nano adapter for less than a tanner on Amazon etc...
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