Thursday , 23 March 2017

How to Use a Laptop as a Wireless Repeater

How to Use a Laptop as a Wireless Repeater

How to Use a Laptop as a Wireless Repeater ?

Almost all homes and office today are connected to the Internet either via a cable operator, telephone line  or USB dongle. To share our internet connection we are using the Wireless Router but most of the time we are not getting the good wireless signal far from the wireless router. In this situation we are using the Wireless repeater to increase  the wireless signal, on that condition we have good solution to use the Wireless repeater to increase the Wi-Fi signal.  Wireless Repeater is always going a costly solution for your budget.

Today I am going to show you how to use your Laptop as a Wireless Repeater.

Requirements :-

  • A laptop or PC with Windows XP SP2 or higher system
  • A Wireless USB Adapter
  • Any of the following software : Connectify, MyPublicWIFI or MaryFi.
  • An internet connection

In this mode,  one wireless interface works as a client  to receive the Internet connection from  a wireless router and the other interface  relays the same Internet connection to  other devices. Laptops usually have a  single wireless network interface, and to  make a repeater, you will need to install a  wireless USB adapter. PCs will have to use  two of the USB adapters

Download Connectify (Limited free version) and install it. Restart the pc and open the software

Step 1 :- Click the Setting tab

How to Use a Laptop as a Wireless Repeater

Step2 :- Enter the SSID name or Hotspot name for your network.

 How to Use a Laptop as a Wireless Repeater

Step 3 :- select the first wireless network interface in the “Internet to share” drop down list and the second network interface in the “ Share over “ drop-down list.

How to Use a Laptop as a Wireless Repeater

Do make sure the first wireless network interface is already configured to connect to the host router for an internet connection.

You can also convert a wireless router into  a repeater by installing third-party firmware  such as DD-WRT & Tomato .

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About Syed Balal Rumy

A 27 year Tech Geek and a blogger from India ( Bihar ) , live in New Delhi. I am MCITP , CEHv8 , CCNA , CCNA Security , CCNP Security , Security + and CCSA certified. Loves to write tech articles based on my real experiences.

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