April 6th, 2013, 07:17 AM
Help choosing a wireless adapter
Hello, I was wondering whether someone would be able to help me with a networking problem. I'm fairly clueless!
I have recently moved into university dorms, my internet connection is great and really quick. However a slight problem is that it is WPA2-PSK only, which means that some of my devices that only use a WEP network (nintendo ds for example) and can only connect through infrastructure are stuck.
After a bit of searching I think what I need is a wireless adapter with soft ap, that I can plug in my laptop to create an infrastructure network and use to send a WEP connection to those devices.
Would someone possibly show me an adapter (Or an alternative method, routers, ect) that will allow me to do this, hopefully one I can purchase locally (currys, maplins) but if not then amazon.
April 13th, 2013, 08:07 AM
WEP is very extremely old and being outdated. I would get a wireless repeater that supports WEP or an access point if you have ethernet.