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Windows 7: 3G USB network set-up running wireless router, how?

06 Feb 2010   #1
hairy one

windows XP, 7 Puppy Linux, Mac 10.4.11
 
 
3G USB network set-up running wireless router, how?

Hi All.

My first post is regarding setting up a wireless network using a Virgin 3G USB internet connection.

I am looking at making my Win 7 system as a base station for the USB modem then using a wireless router off this setup.

My question is how to go about setting such a system up and including MAC, XP and linux system within it. System sharing is not an issue (but would be nice) but internet access is.

Any information is welcomed.

cheers hairy
network virgin!


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06 Feb 2010   #2
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Hi, i would think this base W7 system would a laptop, right?

With it being a laptop, it should have a built-in wireless adapter whereby you can use it to broadcast your ad-hoc wireless connection. This would let the other wifi machines connect and use/share the internet off the USB modem, pending bridging capability between the USB connection and the ad-hoc.

If you want to use the router, it's a little more complicated as the router will need to be setup to broadcast your 3G internet connect to the others.
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06 Feb 2010   #3
hairy one

windows XP, 7 Puppy Linux, Mac 10.4.11
 
 

Hi aem.
No the Win 7 box is a box with htpc set up on it. I am wanting to use this system as it is on most of the time and I have just purchased a wireless router a this will improve my standing within the home with my wife asking for the dongle while I am using it.

cheers hairy
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06 Feb 2010   #4
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

So it's a desktop, and you are using the 3G Virgin USB modem to connect to the internet. If it was me, i woud try bridging the USB internet connection with the LAN ethernet connection being the connection from the W7 to the wireless router.

W7 (USB modem) ====> router (auto ip detect, with router IP 192.168.1.1, subnet 255.255.255.0, default router 192.168.1.1). From the router setup your SSID for others to connect to.

When you connect via LAN to your router, you should be able to connect to it thru the default ip address eg. http\\192.168.1.1 (or 0.1), with with default userid/password.

Are you able to do this much first, and see how it goes?
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06 Feb 2010   #5
hairy one

windows XP, 7 Puppy Linux, Mac 10.4.11
 
 

back again.
I have been able to access the net using the Virgin connection, but the wirelss connection is "No internet Access" listed
3G USB network set-up running wireless router, how?-snapshot.png

Then I try to set up a home group this comes up!3G USB network set-up running wireless router, how?-snapshot-2.png


any ideas welcomed
Cheers hairy

P.S I can access the wireles router with my lappy but not the net.


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06 Feb 2010   #6
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Have you bridged the connections, as i suggested?

On the first image, click on "Change adapter setting" left of window. Then right-click the wireless adapter, Properties and check if ipv6 is ticked.
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06 Feb 2010   #7
hairy one

windows XP, 7 Puppy Linux, Mac 10.4.11
 
 

yes it is

3G USB network set-up running wireless router, how?-snapshot-3.png


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06 Feb 2010   #8
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Can you screenshot this location. Open regedit.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\tcpip6\Parameters\
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06 Feb 2010   #9
hairy one

windows XP, 7 Puppy Linux, Mac 10.4.11
 
 

aem, here is the hotkey info there is a difference with the spelling, the tcpip6 is in caps in mine

3G USB network set-up running wireless router, how?-snapshot-4.png


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06 Feb 2010   #10
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

In order to achieve what you wish I believe there are two options

1 you can set-up internet connection sharing on the main PC and then set the router as a booster/relay to this service as provided by the PC. Check your router documentation on how to set this option

2. use the PC output to drive the router input and then distribute the wireless signal using the router. To do this you would plug the USB dongle into the PC and connect the Ethernet from the PC to the Router Input port You would then need to set-up the NAT on the router to a suitable subnet range that other devices could connect wirelessly.

To be honest for what you are looking to achieve you would be better off using ICS on the main PC to distribute directly via wireless to the other PCs.

The only other way I can see is if the actual router has a USB connection specifically for this purpose
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