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How can I plug my usb wireless modem into a computer, and have the internet transmited to the rest of the house?

I have a usb wireless modem, and the internet can only be used by one computer/person at a time. I want to know if I can have a computer set up pemanantly with the internet plugged into it, and have the computer connected to a wireless router (without a usb port), via a network cable (please let me know if I have to use a cross over cable or not), and be able to have multiple computers accessing the internet via the wireless router and computer. I would also like to know if I can just turn the computer's (with the internet plugged into it) wireless on instead and not have to use the wireless router. Thanks alot!!

rgriego12 years ago
CRADLEPOINT MAKES SEVERAL ROUTER THAT DO WHAT YOU NEED, WE USE THEM AND THEY WORK GREAT. YOU HOOK UP THE ROUTER TO ONE COMPUTER, ENTER BOTH COMPUTERS IP CONFIGURATION, WHICH FOR EXAMPLE IS THE SUBNET MASK, ETC. YOUR COMPUTER WILL HAVE A PAGE SHOWING ALL THAT FOR YOU AND AFTER THAT ALL YOUR COMPUTERS ARE READY TO GO.
spykar4 years ago
I also have the same question. Well, you guys mean I'll a USB Modem with internet connection & an aircard???? I already have USB modem but confused about aircard. Can you please advice which aircard will be best on Mac operating system for India. Thanks in advance. :-}
frollard4 years ago
Zero essentially has it -

Plug the aircard into the laptop
plug the laptop's ethernet into the router's WAN port with a patch (not crossover) cable
In the network connections screen, select the aircard connection and the ethernet connection and choose "bridge connections"

Now the router should get internet from the laptop - and other users should be able to get internet via wifi.

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gmxx4 years ago
plug the usb aircard in. go to network connections, bridge the wireless and aircard connections and enable the sharing options. You will only need the computer with the aircard and the computer
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