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Solved: Wireless Routing using Cellular USB Device

Discussion in 'Networking' started by grob, Apr 14, 2008.

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  1. grob

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    I live in an area not served by cable or DSL. Wireless telephone providers offer "broadband" internet access using either a PC card or a USB device.

    I would like to connect 2 or more computers (one Mac and other(s) Win XP) to the internet wirelessly using one or the other of the above-mentioned cellular products. I have been told that it might be possible using a wireless router, equipped with a USB port and the USB cellular access product . Another conceivable option, less preferable, might be to use my Dell laptop, equipped with the PC card cellular device, connected by Cat 5 cable to a wireless router, using Internet Connection Sharing, and have other computers access the internet wirelessly using my Dell laptop as some kind of a gateway.

    Do you think either of these scenarios can work?
     
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    Yes, people have used both. A router that can work with the cellular access is preferable (more convenient and more reliable), of course, but more expensive.
     
  3. grob

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    That's very good news. Can you tell me who makes a router equipped with the subject USB port?

    Thanks
     
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