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    i dont have wieless internet and im happy with my wired 1 the way it is,

    but my question is..

    is it possible to buy something like a usb device to plug into my computer and it will send wireless internet out so i can access it on my phone (phone has wifi) and to play online on the nintendo ds or access the internet on the psp

    thanx in advance

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    you could buy a router, that just plugs into your computer and then your phone will use that

    It you used a USB device youd have to have the PC on when you wanted to use the Wifi on the DS/Phone/PSP

    Personally I'd recommend getting a wireless router. You can leave the PC plugged in wired, and if you wish block all wireless devices apart from your DS/PSP/Phone

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    andrew_stoned;2574744

    It you used a USB device youd have to have the PC on when you wanted to … It you used a USB device youd have to have the PC on when you wanted to use the Wifi on the DS/Phone/PSPPersonally I'd recommend getting a wireless router. You can leave the PC plugged in wired, and if you wish block all wireless devices apart from your DS/PSP/Phone



    my pc is on all day anyway, as its just in the living room, what and would be easier if i could get a usb device as ive ran out of plugs haha

    how much are these usb devices about?

    what would be the cheaper option, thanx to all who have replied so far

    Right, as far as I'm aware there are a few aimed at the handheld gaming market. Probably around £30.
    I'll have a look now see what I can find.

    Datal Wifi Max - About £18 (Play.com)

    As far as I can tell it can be used with PSP, Ds, etc. although you may want to do a little reading up first.
    These devices are getting mixed reviews, although probably partly down to technical knowledge (or lack of)

    PSP - play.com/Gam…tml
    DS - play.com/Gam…tml

    Nintendo make one, but apparently that requires some hacking to work with devices other than the Wii or DS.
    Plus its £10 more.

    There are probably other about also, but these seem to the main ones

    just buy a wireless card or usb dongle and enable internet connection sharing
    ]how to

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    andrew_stoned;2574974

    Datal Wifi Max - About £18 (Play.com)As far as I can tell it can be used … Datal Wifi Max - About £18 (Play.com)As far as I can tell it can be used with PSP, Ds, etc. although you may want to do a little reading up first.These devices are getting mixed reviews, although probably partly down to technical knowledge (or lack of)PSP - http://www.play.com/Games/PSP/4-/866456/-/Product.htmlDS - http://www.play.com/Games/DS/4-/866457/WiFi-Max-For-DS/Product.htmlNintendo make one, but apparently that requires some hacking to work with devices other than the Wii or DS.Plus its £10 more.There are probably other about also, but these seem to the main ones



    thanx mate, not really bothered about the psp going online really as it dont get playe much often

    are they just exactly the same but with different names? and also will a mobile pick it up even though it says for with a ds, was just looking at the nintendo 1 then but was wondering if a phone would pick it up? surely it would tho as its all just wifi?

    As far as I can tell it will work with all the devices. The product description says:

    'You can connect multiple consoles and even other WiFi devices including laptops and PDA's.'

    As far as I can tell they are the same. Try googling it, just be be certain.

    The PSP one appears to come with some Media software, but not really much different to the drag-and-drop normally used.

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    djnaff;2575040

    just buy a wireless card or usb dongle and enable internet connection … just buy a wireless card or usb dongle and enable internet connection sharing]how to



    thats what im after, a usb dongle that will send wifi

    Kev The Kopite;2576925

    thats what im after, a usb dongle that will send wifi



    Something like this then:
    play.com/PC/…tml

    £12.99 from play.com

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    andrew_stoned;2577255

    Something like this … Something like this then:http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/615573/Belkin-802-11g-Wireless-USB-2-0-Network-Adapter-F5D7050UK/Product.html£12.99 from play.com



    so will this 1 send wifi from my comp so i can access it on my phone?

    sorry, im rubbish at all this stuff

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    Kev The Kopite;2577532

    so will this 1 send wifi from my comp so i can access it on my … so will this 1 send wifi from my comp so i can access it on my phone?sorry, im rubbish at all this stuff



    No, that makes your comp able to receive a wireless connection. I'll have a look if i can find what your looking for

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    The USB adapters mentioned above are really for connecting your computer to an existing wireless network. Having said that you can always operate the device in Ad-Hoc mode.

    Some equipment like the PS3 however won't operate in Ad-Hoc mode.

    djnaff;2575040

    just buy a wireless card or usb dongle and enable internet connection … just buy a wireless card or usb dongle and enable internet connection sharing]how to



    So, would any dongle enable internet connection sharing? :?
    (as in wifi ds? or ps3/wii?)
    Don't mean to sound thick (but can't help it:thinking:)
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