I would like to connect my USB WIFI dongle directly to my wired router, this would enable me to have wifi access without having my PC switched on all the time, is this possible and if so what kind of adapter do I need? I think I need USB A Female to Ethernet RJ45 Male Router Adapter does anyone know if this is correct?
Would it not be easier to just get a wireless router? If you're with any of the main companies, they will probably give you one if you ask (and if they don't, threaten to leave and then they probably will!).
You cannot connect a USB "Wireless Network Adapter" to a router and make it perform as a "Wireless Access Point".
"I think I need USB A Female to Ethernet RJ45 Male Router Adapter does anyone know if this is correct?"
USB is a "host controlled" technology and, unlike your PC, the router won't have a USB Host Controller to run USB devices. The only device you can connect to an existing "wired" router to give it "wireless" capability is a stand-alone "Wireless Access Point". Actually, that's not quite true, you could connect a wireless Cable/DSL router (which doesn't incorporate a modem) as a second router and connect to that. Stand-alone Wireless Access Points tend to be more expensive than a Wireless Cable/DSL Router which incorporates a Wireless Access Point.
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