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Topic # 29056 21-Dec-2008 03:16
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I have a current desktop PC running Windows Vista.

I use a Verizon Wireless cellular modem to access the Internet.  The modem connects to the desktop PC via a USB port.

I have a Netgear wireless router with all Ethernet connections on the back of it.

What I want to do is set up the wireless router so that, when I am on the Internet with the desktop computer, I can access the Internet with another laptop in the house using the wireless connection through the netgear router.

I am sure this can be done but need coaching on how to set it up.

Any help out there?

LarryC

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Reply # 185417 21-Dec-2008 07:17
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I haven't tried but you could possibly use LAN Brige and connect the cellular data access to your wireless adapter on the laptop and run it as an ADHOC wireless access point. This wouldn't require the router to be in the configuration at all.

Or you could use LAN Bridge to share the connection with the ethernet port, and configure the router to use the laptop as the gateway. In this case you probably would need to configure a static IP address and configure the router accordingly - setup DHCP, make sure the IP used by your laptop is out of the DHCP range, etc...




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  Reply # 186369 28-Dec-2008 15:23
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I need to do this exact same thing! Windows didn't like the LAN Bridge because it views the cell modem as a dial-up device.

I thought I almost had it when I enabled ICS on the cell dial-up connection, set my WAN option on my router to connect back to the PC with the cell connection, then hit any external IP from the laptops connected to the router. No luck.

One time I got a message about another device requesting info from google.com, and I said to allow it, but the laptops cannot get to an external address. Any other ideas?

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  Reply # 186385 28-Dec-2008 17:07
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I got it! It was a pain, but the clincher was setting static IP addresses on each client PC that used the host PC's IP address as the default gateway. I have a feeling this is going to screw me up on my work laptop when I go back in on Monday.  ; - )

Since I am using Verizon's dialing software, when I try to connect to a website on a client PC, the host PC starts flashing error messages about Windows not being allowed to dial the connection. So I have to remote into the host PC and start the connection prior to using it on the client PCs. Worth it, I'd say.



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  Reply # 186879 1-Jan-2009 03:29
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I talked with a guy at a Best Buy store who offered me a solution.

He said tyhat if I buy aCradlepoint MBR1000 EVDO Mobile Router I can make this all work.

The idea is that the Mobile router has a USB port for the EVDO modem to pug into and software that will drive it.

It also contains ports for an Ethernet Switch so I can hardwire devices together as well as the wireless spectrrum so I can connect other devices using the wireless sid eof things.

Haven't bought it yet so I can't comment on whether it works, but when I scrape up the $200.00 I will give it a try.

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Reply # 188037 7-Jan-2009 16:48
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I have the Cradlepoint MBR1000 EVDO Mobile Router and it works great. Also have cradlepoint 350 works well but not as good as 1000. It is simple plug and play. The 1000 has good coverage and security built in. I live in the sticks so cellular only option. I have ATT and get around 1 meg avg speed. 

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