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Solved: Cellphone Internet Access Sharing?

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  1. edoc

    edoc Thread Starter

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    I own a WRT54G and would like to validate an idea ...

    If I connect to the Internet via my Motorola e815 cellphone and then
    tie the cellphone to my laptop via the USB cable can I hang my LinkSys
    WRT54G off the RJ-45 10/100 connector on the laptop and share high
    speed Internet access with our other laptop?

    Is there any reason this would not work, please?

    I have read elsewhere that MAC Address Cloning may be involved
    (whatever that is).

    Another hardware option, and a preferred one if possible, is the smaller
    LinkSys 5-Port Workgroup Switch EZXS55W Ver. 2.0

    Anyone done it and have the process spelled out?

    Thanks! doc
     
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    "Is there any reason this would not work, please?"

    Some people have found a great deal of difficulty in getting Internet Connection Sharing enabled when the internet connection is USB. If your USB connection shows up in Network Connections it should work.
     
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    It does show up but when using the cellphone it locates the USB connection
    under the Dialup category and that seems to be giving Bridging fits across
    to the High Speed side.
     
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    Bridging will work only if your ISP provides you multiple public IP addresses. Many ISPs do not; and many that do charge extra for each additional one.

    And, I'm not at all sure that dial-up can be bridged with ethernet, wireless, 1394, etc.
     
  5. edoc

    edoc Thread Starter

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    *We have found the solution!*

    The essential elements of the solution are here:
    http://www.eskimo.com/~webguy/service/ics.html

    We will be posting the detailed steps for making this work on WinXP computers
    with a cellphone instead of a dialup modem July 15th, 2007 here:
    http://bibleseven.com/tr.html

    We used a WinXP laptop as the server and then connected another WinXP laptop,
    a Puppy Linux laptop, and a Puppy Linux desktop. They all ran well with no discernible
    difference from Verizon DSL.

    We are also hoping to get this working, cellphone connection to the Internet and
    networking that connection, under Linux.

    Hope this helps others!

    doc
     
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    ICS, like I said in post #2. Please mark 'solved' using the Thread Tools at the upper right.
     
  7. edoc

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    ICS was key, just had to dance around the multiple variables.

    We also want to try the LinkSys WRT54G and see if we can get
    wireless instead of wired networking of the cellphone connection.

    This IS fun!

    doc
     
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