Using a laptop as a wifi server/router/AP

  wamphyri_uk 08:50 19 Sep 2008
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Hello, could anybody tell me if it is possible to set up a laptop as a wireless server (not adhoc connection) and if so how?

  mgmcc 08:56 19 Sep 2008

Unless you plug a "Wireless Access Point" into the laptop's RJ45 ethernet port to create an "Infrastructure" network, then you would have to use an "Ad Hoc" wireless network. A stand alone Wireless Access Point usually costs about as much as a wireless router (which of course incorporates a Wireless Access Point), so unless you go with an Ad Hoc network, you should use a router.

  wamphyri_uk 09:39 19 Sep 2008

Thank you

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