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Can i attach my bridge to my laptop (has wireless connection to server) will it connect as if it was attached to my router?
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George D. Nincehelser

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In general, no.

However, if you properly  configure your laptop to bridge the wireless and wired ports, you might get it to work.  

There are many things that might go wrong, though.  It's a fairly advanced task.   I'd suggest googling for the proper technique for your particular OS.
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As said above, it is not your best option.
The idea of having the Acu-link Bridge is to have "ALWAYS ON" capabilities to your sensors, connecting it to the laptop, it will only work when your laptop is on, given that you can configure your laptop to be a wifi-repeater or wifi-bridge to your home WIFI device which is a rabbit hole  you don't want to traverse. ;-), 
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Yes, this is actually quite easy to do. Simply "Bridge" the LAN/Ethernet, and Wireless network adapters. Group select them with a mouse drag, or hold the CTRL key, and left click both network connections, then right click one of them, and click "Bridge Connections" from the pop-up men. Works great! This assumes that you are using a version of Microsoft Windows. 
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George D. Nincehelser

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And assuming your jaw is held just right...
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Jack, can you provide more details.  I tried to get that to work, but no luck.  It really bugs me that I can't simply read the data from the 5 in 1 weather station without having to send it to the acurite website.  I want to read it on my computer directly from the station.