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Wireless USB Adapter Not Allowing Connection to Internet


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destinybond

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I picked up a wireless USB adapter (Product link, for reference: http://www.lefen.com...uct/views/id/94) and am having some difficulty in setting it up. I installed the software and drivers and appear to have it set up as an access point. When I attempt to connect another device (Android phone or a Nintendo DSi) to the new access point, the device will detect it but it won't be able to connect to the internet.

Any suggestions as to what could be causing this?
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So, you want your computer to be a wireless access point for portable devices? Basically, you want to share the internet connection on your computer with other devices?

What OS are you using?

Could you send me a screenshot of the network connection page in the Control Panel?
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Thanks for responding.

Yes, that was the intention. I've since found another way to do what I needed the USB adapter to do. Feel free to close/delete this thread.
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Good. Posted Image

If you would like to share your solution with others, feel free to go ahead.
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Sure thing. I found an app for my Android phone, called FoxFi (I believe it is now included in the PDA Net+ app as well) which allows you to use your phone as a Wi-Fi hotspot, without having to sign up for a subscription service with your provider. The free version of the app gives you a limit to how much data you can transfer through it. I believe the full version of the app is about $8.
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