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Internet access via WIFI and share WIFI via second router

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    Internet access via WIFI and share WIFI via second router

    I have been trying for some time to accomplish the title result. I'm not techie enough to do it.

    What I want is to be able to use a Tablet to read in the rear of my home (which is out of range for incoming wifi signal.)

    If I can set up the computer to do this, I will cable connect to a router in that area.
    I have two computers and could use either.

    1.a PC running XP (should update to windows 8.1, but have never bothered to do that, since XP works just fine. (I had this computer sharing to the router, when I had DSL internet connection, using Windows wizard to set it up) Couldn't get it to work when I switched to WIFI internet access) I could switch to win 7 or 8.1 if that would help.

    2. a Lap Top running WIN 8.1,

    Any help is appreciated.

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    Newport, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 503
    Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu

    Due to the age of XP this is not the best option for what you want to do

    Either windows 7 or 8.1 have access to Internet connection sharing (ICS) built in

    To use ICS you need at least two connections to the local LAN, these can be any mix of wifi or Ethernet.

    As you have a laptop you likely already have a system to use for this

    There is a tutorial explaining the basics ... and more on this site

    Check it out and post back if you have any issues

    Internet Connection Sharing - Create WiFi HotSpot
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    Can you get a cable to the second router the simple way is to plug a cable from the first router into a lan port on the second router you then need to change the ip of the second router so it doesnt conflict with the first and disable dhcp and it should work. A simpler way is to get a cheap range extender if you only want wireless
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