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Pdanet, wireless router - share internet?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by lizzieintn, May 6, 2011.

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  1. lizzieintn

    lizzieintn Thread Starter

    Aug 31, 2010
    I am finding that my internet connection via Pdanet (tethering my Android phone) on my PC is faster than the satelllite connection via my wireless router. I am trying to find out if there is any way for me to share my Pdanet internet connection via the wireless router. I have tried ICS and have found it does not work and the Pdanet support FAQ confirmed my suspicion that ICS could not be used to share the Pdanet internet connection.

    I have my Android phone tethered to a PC with Windows 7 64 bit OS via Pdanet. The phone is Android OS 2.1, so making it a wifi hot spot is not an option. I have also tried rooting the phone and using Wireless Tether but found that my phone lacks the necessary networking to make Wireless Tether work - so that's not an option either! Pdanet works fine and is actually quite fast.

    What I am wanting to do is connect to my Linksys router and somehow allow my Pdanet internet connection to be shared with other PCs via the router. Thought about creating a network bridge between the Pdanet modem and Linksys, but when I click on the 2 connections the option for network bridge does not even appear. Perhaps Pdanet will not allow it? I don't know. So my next thought was to connect my PC to Linksys and somehow route my Pdanet connection back through the router. Is that possible? I have read some things that talk about hard wiring the PC to the router but don't want to do that if I it's not necessary as it would mean relocating my router which is in another room, and I really have no where to put it. I use a laptop and have no desire for it to be wired to something anyway - I do move around the house with it. My phone does have wifi and will connect to the Linksys router, BUT if I connect it while my phone is tethered via Pdanet, then it drops the Pdanet internet connection.

    I don't know if what I'm trying to accomplish is even doable - but it would be awesome if it could be done! Can anyone tell me if what I am considering is even possible? If possible, how could it be accomplished???

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