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Offline sobwal

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connecting micro usb/ethernet adapter for wifi use?
« on: June 28, 2013, 07:00:09 AM »
Just want to know if this is feasible. I'm in hospital with open WiFi. My room has horrible signal. I have a wifi router with high gain antenna. I was wondering if I could access the WiFi if I connected my tablet to my router via the ethernet adapter(albeit with a better signal) Any advice is appreciated.

Also, is it possible to simultaneously charge nexus in this type of situation?



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Re: connecting micro usb/ethernet adapter for wifi use?
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2013, 11:06:45 AM »
I might ask the hospital IT department to install a repeater. Best wishes.(terse)

If using a router as a bridge, I don't think you can charge simultaneously with stock 4.2. You would need an ethernet adapter. It's possible the antenna on the back cover isn't making good contact with the circuit board spring connectors. There should be multiple wifi signals with a few of them open.(verbose)
« Last Edit: June 28, 2013, 11:16:11 AM by matt »

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Re: connecting micro usb/ethernet adapter for wifi use?
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2013, 11:14:46 AM »
First off, your router would have to be set in bridge or extender mode, which having this ability is doubtful if it is a home class WiFi router. Also if your first question is how do I know if I have bridging or extending capabilities in my router,  you should be aware that even attempting this requires advanced networking knowledge.

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Re: connecting micro usb/ethernet adapter for wifi use?
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2013, 11:18:01 AM »
What he said.
Logging in to a hospital wifi has always used a web page authentication when I've tried. Getting the router to do this could be difficult.
« Last Edit: June 28, 2013, 11:22:55 AM by matt »

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Re: connecting micro usb/ethernet adapter for wifi use?
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2013, 12:48:59 PM »
Thanks for the replies...

The IT dept won't install a repeater as our job doesn't require us to have WiFi access.

So, I may go for trying to bridge via repeater, I have dd-wrt flashed.  Having ability to charge simultaneously is pretty important to me. The other route I was considering, was using a dock...don't really want to do that though.

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Re: connecting micro usb/ethernet adapter for wifi use?
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2013, 02:14:18 PM »
From what I read on xda quite a while back, charging disables usb including the dock. There was a connect and charge rom that also needed a y cable. There may be a dual wifi or switching router that would act as a repeater without ethernet. For instance, my gauntlet 320 has a wifi pass-thru mode but it slows down the data rate by half.So you work at the hospital and are not a patient? I assumed wrong, sympathy retracted lol.

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Re: connecting micro usb/ethernet adapter for wifi use?
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2013, 05:43:40 PM »
I didn't know that about the dock. We'll see if I can get wifi repeat to work tomorrow...will have halved rate as stated, but it would be better than frequent dropped signal. In addition I'll still be able to charge. If I can't get it to work, then you can lay some sympathy on me.  :D Will update tomorrow, Thanks!

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Re: connecting micro usb/ethernet adapter for wifi use?
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2013, 10:41:53 AM »
Repeater mode up and running. Works great but I have to keep my virtual interface with no security. I tried to set up security but then my Nexus won't connect. Oh well...I'm happy as is.

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Re: connecting micro usb/ethernet adapter for wifi use?
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2013, 12:57:28 PM »
I think as a repeater it would use the security of the original signal. Congrajubilations, and tag you're the expert for the next guy.

 


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