How to wirelessly link a WiFi Android device with a non-WiFi router without using a computer in between?
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How to wirelessly link a WiFi Android device with a non-WiFi router without using a computer in between?

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  • Dr.Sunil Vaswani

    Can the router be converted into a wifi router by say, a usb or ethernet port connecting antenna, or a similar way you could think to enable it to wirelessly tether net to android?

    • Kannon Y

      There’s something called a wall-plugged bridge, which allows you to turn a standard ethernet port on a router into a “wireless” ethernet port. Unfortunately, these can’t connect to an Android device, since it requires an RJ-45 jack on the receiving device in order to connect. And they’re such an exotic device that the price has actually risen since they came out.

      At one point you could get one for $20, but now that price has skyrocketed to like $90 USD. I don’t know what the international price might run nowadays.

      They were originally used to get wireless access to Xboxes, without paying the ridiculous overhead on an official first-party wireless adapter. However, it’s very slow and it’s technically not wireless; the XE102 somehow modulates your home’s electrical signal in a way that’s readable to computers – so it technically uses the electrical wiring of your home to deliver data transmission. In all honesty, the technical details of this technology vastly exceed my understanding of it.

      But anyway, this device will convert your tablet (with ICS) to use a LAN connection. In theory, you could use both devices to convert a tablet into a wireless device, but it seems somewhat overly complex and more expensive than simply buying a wireless router.

  • owais nauman

    Excellent Question.I also wanted to ask it.

  • Srinivas N

    you can even try Virtual router check this link
    http://virtualrouter.codeplex.com/

    • Dr.Sunil Vaswani

      For connectify a computer is required in between , but in question is mentioned “without using computer in between”

    • Muo TechGuy

      Ah , good point. Ok, *Impossible*.

  • Patrick Jackson

    No, it is not possible to do so directly. But you can connect the two through the internet!

    • Dr.Sunil Vaswani

      Yes that is the question – how to connect through internet , so as to enable data access on android through wifi from the router

    • Patrick Jackson

      First, check the mobile’s IP Address (it would not be static, so you have to do it every time) from WhatIsMyIPAddress.com. Then find the same for the router. See, to do that, you will still need a computer. Then open the IP address of the one you want to access from the latter. To access the mobile, you will need a computer.

    • Dr.Sunil Vaswani

      hi

      This article tells about how to connect a portable router to connect to Android wiri device , but question is how to connect the Android device to non-wifi router mentioned

  • Anonymous

    You would need to connect a WiFi access point on the network. Based on the prices I’m seeing right now and depending on what the current capabilities of your router, it may be a better option to just get a newer router that supports WiFi instead (pricing is that close on many of them that a simple access point is almost as much as a router that supports WiFi).