Sharing A Wifi Connection

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I'm able to reach the wifi access from my laptop in the office, but I'm unable to
pick-up that signal in another room where I have a desktop PC. I've tried to use
different boosters, etc.. but I just can't seem to pick anything up in there.

I'm wondering if their is a way that I can relay the signal from my laptop
to the PC in the other room? Would it be possible to use a router to relay
the wifi signal that is coming into the laptop over to the PC in the other room?

The PC doesn't have a wifi card. I'm not that familiar with routers, and if I cannot
use a wireless router.. I would be willing to use a wired router if their was some
way that I could get the wifi signal from the laptop over to the desktop PC.

I'd appreciate any advice that you could give me on this. Thanks!
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I'm confused. From where does the original signal in your office originate? There must be a router there or you wouldn't have wifi.

Using your laptop as a router won't work. There is such a thing as an ad hoc connection but it's unreliable.

Try to find a way to run cat5 cable to all the PCs. It's worth the effort.
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The wifi signal is in the air outside of the house from a local business that offers
free wifi access. I'm using the wifi card in the laptop to pick-up the wifi signal
for my laptop. Unfortunately, I can't seem to pick-up the wifi signal anywhere
else in the house. I thought that I could somehow grab the wifi connection in the laptop
and send that connection to the desktop computer that is within another part of the house.

Basically, I want to use the wifi connection on my laptop.. at my desktop computer, by
somehow connecting the computers together. Do I need a router for this, or simply a
cable to connect both of them? I don't know a whole lot about computer networking.

Thanks for your help!
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There really isn't much you can do share that connection. You can try an access point but I think it's a long shot.
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Do a bit of research on client mode wireless. Heres something to get your started on it and give a bit of an explanation of it:
http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Client_Mode_Wireless

It is probably not a easy process if you are a beginner though.

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