App to share wifi (as a range extender of sorts)

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by csnplt, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. csnplt macrumors 6502

    csnplt

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    I have a Macbook Pro 13 inch that gets very poor WiFi reception because of its aluminum casing. I also have a Dell netbook with much better reception, also running Snow Leopard.

    I would like to be able to use the netbook as some sort of range extender. I'd like to connect to my network on the netbook and then broadcast that signal using an ad hoc network originating from the netbook. I hope that that does not sound too complicated.

    Is this even possible? Would I need a dual band WiFi card to do this, or buy another USB adapter? The reason that I would like to go this route is that I would not need to spend any more money. My netbook only has B/G wifi, but the MBP obviously has N/A/B/G.

    Thanks.
     
  2. pawar.vijaykumr macrumors newbie

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    App to share wifi

    I am using connectify on win7. Your laptop will turn into a hotspot. http://www.connectify.me/index.html
    its great. Unfortunately it works only with win7.
    You may find other options on download.com
     

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