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Can I use a wireless access point to capture wifi and just plug in my Laptop? Answered

I can get Wifi in my attic but not in my room downstairs. I want to get/make something that will capture the signal so that I can either plug in my laptop using an ethernet cable. I have looked at making things like a cantenna but I can not figure out how to get the signal to my laptop from the coax cable. Can someone please help.

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get an wifi to Ethernet converter, but they are a little expensive.. google it then buy it one ebay

another alternative is a wireless router receiving the signal then running an ethernet cable downstairs. I may be wrong, but I think it's called bridging, so the wireless device either needs that functionality or it should be dd-wrt or tomato firmware compatible