Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I want to connect one of my desktops wirelessly to the Internet, using my neighbours unsecured wifi (with her permission of course), and share it through the Ethernet port to my wireless router, so I can broadcast it for my use. If that's not possible to broadcast it, can I just share the Internet to the router so I can hook up multiple pcs to it?

share|improve this question

4 Answers 4

Yes! Why not? You can hook as many PCs through the Ethernet bridge as there are physical ports and later use a wireless ad-hoc network to share even more.

share|improve this answer

Sure, you can do this but don't use your router as a router.

Log into your router, disable DHCP and UPnP.

On your PC, bridge the wireless and wired interfaces. Then, take the wired interface and plug that into one of the LAN ports on your router. Hook everything else up as normal.

What you are doing now is using the switch and access point parts of your router, and ignoring the WAN interface and routing complete. You don't need it, as your neighbor's router will have DHCP and what not running.

share|improve this answer

You can do it in reverse with ONE ethernet port and as many wifi devices with Virtual Router or Connectify. OS has to be Windows 7 or Server 2008 R2...

FWIW...

share|improve this answer

Yes, you can do it, as others have said - or consider a wireless bridge, such as the Linksys WGPS606 which can be setup to connect to your neigbor's wifi and then has a 4-port switch on the back for connections to client machines or your own access point. The 606 also has a built in print server that supports two USB printers too. This would avoid having to have a PC switched on all the time for internet access.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.