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Windows 7: Yet another "unidentified network" problem

06 Jan 2012   #11
Solidwave

Win7Ultimate x64 + x32, Win7Pro x64, XP x32, Win 2003, Ubuntu and OpenIndiana
 
 

You've been extremely vague about what you wanted your networking setup to do, but the impression I get is that you wanted to share your WWAN connection from your USB dongle to the rest of your network via your motherboard's onboard Wifi adapter. All you need to do to make that work is enable Internet connection sharing between the your PPP interface and your Wifi adapter.


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06 Jan 2012   #12
2xg

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the update DShealey. Glad that all is sorted.
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I purchased a Cradlepoint MBR95 3G/4G Wireless N router, install and setting up all computers took MINUTES!

Hated giving up my on motherboard Access Point, but all is well now, except my wallet is $100 thinner.

Best of all, I had to run no software for the Pantech UM175 USB modem, and no longer have to "dial" it to get online. The Cradlepoint unit does it automatically.
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06 Jan 2012   #13
DShealey

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solidwave View Post
You've been extremely vague about what you wanted your networking setup to do, but the impression I get is that you wanted to share your WWAN connection from your USB dongle to the rest of your network via your motherboard's onboard Wifi adapter. All you need to do to make that work is enable Internet connection sharing between the your PPP interface and your Wifi adapter.
I may have been vague to a networking expert, but I stated everything I knew the best way I could. I only wanted my on board AP to be non public, and identified. NOTHING I tried over several days, reading multiple formats, answered how to accomplish it. I tried ICS several times, under different networking settings, it never worked. Delving deep into TCP/IP settings, with little guidance, and most of that wrong, just led to extreme frustration. It was a no brainer breeze under XP, practically impossible under Win 7.

I finally went another way. Buying a router with 3G/4G usb input saved the day. It was a lot more expense than I wanted to have when I started, but after all the problems trying to sort out my AP would have gladly spent up front had I known. My on board AP is now in station mode instead of AP, and it is now my desktop's link to the router. It works fine that way. Happy now, not looking back.
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