wireless adapter/router?

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Subject: wireless adapter/router?
Posted by:  Mike Roberts (mrintah…@sbcglobal.net)
Date: Wed, 07 Dec 2005

is there such a device that will recieve a wireless signal say from a
hotspot, as well as be a wireless router to then distribute that
recieved signal to my lan? does an access point just recieve any signal
then send it out again to boost range? is there such a thing as an
access point or even better a device as i described first, that is a
"high gain" reciever?