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Windows 7: Connect Mi-Fi to a Router for Sharing

19 Sep 2011   #1
jmix951

Windows 7 32 & 64
 
 
Connect Mi-Fi to a Router for Sharing

Hello Folks,

I have a Pocket Wifi Huawei E585 - It is a router which allows me to connect up to five devices to the Internet. I have two laptops and a PC. The Router Does not allow me to connect the computers together. I bought a Belkin G-Router. I want to Wirelessly connect the routers together for the following purpose:

I want the Pocket Mi-Fi to act as a modem only and distribute one single internet connection to the Belkin.

Then I want the Belkin Router to do the sharing between my computers and distribute the internet connection between the computers.

Thanks a Lot.
JmiX951


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19 Sep 2011   #2
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

This may work for you, but you have to flash your router (if it's compatible) with DD-WRT.
Connect a wired network to the Verizon MiFi 2200

there are other sites out there so do a google search for this, mi-fi bridged to wireless router .
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19 Sep 2011   #3
jmix951

Windows 7 32 & 64
 
 
Solved - Thanks so much

Hello Zepher,

Of all the Belkin Routers available I had to buy one which is incompatible with DD-WRT. Your reply was most helpful.

Thanks again.

Regards.
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19 Sep 2011   #4
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

This may be possible without any reprogramming of the router.

Assuming this is a four port router - connect the four devices to the router ports, (3 pcs + Dongle), as long as the ip address range is the same on all devices, (you may need to manually set this, if possible), if you set the default gateway and DNS to point to the IP of the WiFi dongle, the other devices should use this route to access the net.

you can then use windows networking to connect the devices
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19 Sep 2011   #5
jmix951

Windows 7 32 & 64
 
 

Hi Barman58,

(Can I have a beer Please? - I like your username) Thanks for your post bud


I am considering what you replied, it does make sense, however, I have a little issue: the Dongle is USB and the Router has no USB connectivity. I searched for an adaptor and here in Aus it's very expensive, around $50 (I can get another router for that same price). If there was a way I could connect the router to the dongle (which has wifi as well) then I think what you are telling me may be done.

Thanks again - I'm kinda excited - this is my first forum participation and I find the sharing of knowledge extremely amazing - I hope I can help some people one day.

Regards
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29 Sep 2011   #6
jmix951

Windows 7 32 & 64
 
 

Hey Guys,

I'm stuck I cannot find any way to connect the Mifi to the router, any Suggestions?

Thanks in advance
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29 Sep 2011   #7
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

You have two routers (Belkin and Huwei) and both are capability of broadcasting your wifi networks. One of them will need to cease being a broadcasted and instead we a repeater or an access point.

What wireless networks have you got going at the moment?
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29 Sep 2011   #8
jmix951

Windows 7 32 & 64
 
 

Hi Aem,

I am still using direct wired connection to connect my two PCs and I have my wife's PC that I would like to add to the network when (If) it goes wireless. My Huawei allows simultaneous connection to the Internet but since it 'divides' the connections whenever one PC or other device is connected to it I have to refrain from switching on another PC if I want 'decent' internet speed.

The Belkin I have is F5D7234-4 v3 - I am very disappointed with the firmware and I cannot flash it - I knew I shouldn't have listened to that Apple guy. Anyway, The belkin is not detecting the Huawei when used as an Access Point. And I wanted the Belkin to do the sharing and to make all computers go through it to access the Internet. The Belkin Firmware will not even allow me to create a wireless network without internet connection.

If you can advise of some route to adopt let me know.

Thanks a lot.
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29 Sep 2011   #9
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

laptop A _____ Laptop B (with Huawei) ------ Wife's PC

So A is connected to B and all is well with internet sharing. For this to work the Huawei is a modem which connects to it's dedicated ISP. But the Huawei is also a router.

If it is also a router you can you set up a wireless network off it and broadcast this wifi network. This will then means the other laptop can connect to the wifi and no need for no need for direct cabling.

If you can get Huawei to broadcast the wireless network, why not plug it into the wife's PC?

So basically hook up wht Huawei to the wife's desktop PC. Create the wireless network off that PC and have both laptops connect to the wifi wirelessly. No need for Belkin.
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29 Sep 2011   #10
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jmix951 View Post
Hey Guys,

I'm stuck I cannot find any way to connect the Mifi to the router, any Suggestions?

Thanks in advance
Early on you stated that the mifi
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Does not allow me to connect the computers together
I am familair with the mifi device and one of my clients has several of them. I have found them to work well, but they are sometimes tempermental!

Can you please describe in detail what you mean by
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Does not allow me to connect the computers together
? Is it allowing you to share Internet at all? Are some of the PC's wired and some wireless... is that what you meant? Also it may be helpful if you describe the way you were hooking the mifi up. Lastly, have you tried contacting your mifi provider, as there may be a problem with it!
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