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The real problem with this as a solution is that it uses a lot more power than using a dedicated bridge, like the Ubiquiti Bullet2 HP and a micro Wifi Router, like the D-Link DWL-730G AP, and it requires that your computer be on all the time.

This also leaves you with some security issues, in that your computer is now acting as a bridge or router effectively, depending on how you have it configured... sharing the WiFi connection from the USB device to the router.

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Originally Posted by Thadius123 View Post
Thanks for the information. Rather than purchase a bridge I would rather just keep my existing USB antenna and effect the bridge between that and the router with the notebook. Obviously my existing USB antenna (built-in hardware) would be incompatible with any bridge I would purchase and necessitate the need to also acquire an external stand-alone antenna.

With regards to the actual bridging in the network configuration control panel are there any potential hardware conflicts that I should be aware of?

Would I expect to see any sort of signal or quality degradation with respect to my average speeds I reported earlier with such a network setup?

Thanks for the reply as it was very informative.

Cheers!
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