can my galaxy s2 tether my home wifi to my laptop?

LoloRich

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I'm 430 feet from home and my Linksys WRT54GS is very undependable to this distance. But I could put my Cell phone in the window and connect. I then want my Cell to provide my Laptop a tethering of that WiFi connection to my Wrt54GS to extend the signal to my laptop about 5 feet from the Cell.

thankx,

Rich
 

Apanzee

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As far as I know, to do this would actually require multiple WiFi antennae. Your phone only has one. It can receive a signal, or broadcast a signal, but not do both at the same time.

There is software available that allows wireless tethering from your phone to the PC via Bluetooth, if you'd like. Ie, Home WiFi > Phone > Bluetooth signal > PC.

It's also possible to simply connect your phone to the WiFi, then connect the phone to your PC via a USB cable and tether that way without any additional software or apps.

Either way though, you're going to lose a lot of speed in the process. You're likely better off buying a high gain antenna and pointing it in the direction you need.
 

hang-the-9

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If you have hotspot capability in the phone, you can share it's internet connection. If it comes in through WiFi that is fine.

Or you can just get a real WiFi extender in the same area or use a directional antenna and not have to keep your phone setup this way.
 

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Great I'll try tonight. I'm also thinking of trying a usb adapter stretched to a window with a usb cable with a small but heavy base on the end. I'm borderline right now.

Thanks for the repy. I'll post how it works.

Rich
 

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As far as I know, to do this would actually require multiple WiFi antennae. Your phone only has one. It can receive a signal, or broadcast a signal, but not do both at the same time.

There is software available that allows wireless tethering from your phone to the PC via Bluetooth, if you'd like. Ie, Home WiFi > Phone > Bluetooth signal > PC.

It's also possible to simply connect your phone to the WiFi, then connect the phone to your PC via a USB cable and tether that way without any additional software or apps.

Either way though, you're going to lose a lot of speed in the process. You're likely better off buying a high gain antenna and pointing it in the direction you need.
 
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