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strongbad8500

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Hi, i recently moved out into the country where my only internet option is wireless internet through verizon. Heres my problem, i have 3 compters that i need to share an internet connection on but the modem they gave me is usb i have a netgear wireless router but its ethernet so i cant use the usb modem with it i currently have the modem plugged into one of the computers and that computer is plugged into my router via ethernet the other two connect wirelessly to the network can i some how share my internet connection with the other two computers on the network.
 

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Your title was your answer--Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) on your USB connection. ICS makes your computer act like a router using the subnet 192.168.0.x. In the following your computer with ICS enabled is the primary router and you do not need a cross-over cable.

JohnWill's procedure for configuring a secondary router as a switch and, optionally, wireless access point follows.

Connecting two SOHO broadband routers together.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses 192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.100, I'd assign the secondary router 192.168.0.254 as it's IP address.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. Leave the WAN port unconnected!
 

strongbad8500

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I followed the directions but i still cant connect to the internet on the wirelessly connected computers is there anything i could have done wrong
 

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For the PC with internet access and one of the others let's take a look at ...

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
 
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