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Unique Q: USB Huawei Wireless Modem to feed house via Belkin Wireless N Modem Router

Discussion in 'Networking' started by robrob12345, Apr 23, 2010.

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  1. robrob12345

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    Hi everyone, this is my first post here. I've trawled the net for ages but have found nothing. I believe I have a unique situation here and would love some help from some net savvy people. I have strong computing skills, but keep away from networks if possible. Hope someone here can help, would really appreciate it.

    Here's my current setup:
    - HP Pavillion Laptop with Windows 7
    - Receiving internet from a USB connected wireless modem (Huawei model E160E)
    It all works well, internet is fine, I'm happy.

    Why I want to share this network connection:
    I have a couple of iphones and a Nintendo Wii and we would like to connect them to the the laptops internet connection.

    Other things I've tried first:
    I DO understand "Connectify" is out there and have tried it but it just fails every time I've tried it, the devices that try to connect all just sit there trying to connect and time out.

    My possible solution found:
    So what I found deep in my cupboards is a Belkin N Wireless Modem Router (Model F5D8633-4). It's a relic from my days of having an ADSL connection. This was back in the days when I used to have a physical phone line. Ahh they were the days, a physical connection to my house. Imagine that!

    What I intend to do with the the Belkin relic:
    I want to still receive the connection to my windows 7 laptop as I currently do, but have that connection shared over the belkin wireless modem router so that the nintendo wii and iphones can then connect to the belkin and receive their internet.

    The question:
    How can I do it? I've tried so many different things, sharing homegroups (says I need ipV6 enabled, even though it is, in both the Huawei and the laptops wireless connections), tried this and that and it then says I have conflicting ip addresses etc etc, and I'm at a bit of a loss.

    I am quite experienced with PCs being employed in the industry for over 10 years but like I say, networks just make me go cross eyed.

    I'd REALLY appreciate some help and clarity from someone who might know a possible solution to what I think is a unique question.

    I hope I've provided enough info, if there's anything else you need to know just ask. Again, thanks for your time to read this and I hope someone out there can help :)

    Best regards,

    Rob
     
  2. TerryNet

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    You enable Internet Connection Sharing on the internet connection and configure the Belkin as follows.

    JohnWill's procedure (Aug. 30, 2008) for configuring a secondary router as a switch and, optionally, wireless access point follows.

    Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

    Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

    Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) 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, 192.168.0.253 for another router, etc.

    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, channels, encryption, etc.

    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. [You will not need a cross-over cable if one of the "routers" is a computer.] Leave the WAN port unconnected!

    This procedure bypasses the routing function (NAT layer) and configures the router as a switch (or wireless access point for wireless routers).

    For reference, here's a link to a Typical example config using a Netgear router
     
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