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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 6:37 pm 
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Ok. Firstly, I'm pretty much a noob when it comes to setting up networks. I can set you up with raid or diagnose faulty ram, but when it comes to networking I'm clueless. So, here's the issue. I live out in the wilds of western Michigan, where cable internet is not an option. So, instead, we use wireless data cards from alltel for internet access, even on desktops. What I want to know is how to set up a wifi connection that I can connect to with my Zune HD, PSP, etc, using the desktop PC I have with the wireless card. I know it won't be fast, but trust me, I'm used to incredibly slow internet.

So, what do I need to buy, and how do I set it up? Thanks in advance!


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Alot of the data card will not let you do that and as for the slow internet I fell you I am stuck on Dial-up because of no cable or even DSL in my area


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So... there's nothing that I can hook up to an internet enabled computer that can spit that internet into the air? I mean, the internet access is there, it's just not supplied through CAT5.


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There is a function in windows called ICS"Internet connection sharing" with some data cards like from sprint for example will turn them selfs off.

but I will search around and see if it could be done with Alltel


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What model is your card
for example? Kyocera KPC 650


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I have a Pantech UM150, running Verizon drivers (because Alltel has no W7 support). But I am pretty sure it has no such capability. I was thinking more along the lines of a USB device, that gave of some kind of signal. Like the old Nintendo adapters sold for the DS to create a hotspot at home, if you didn't have a wireless network.


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I found a device but it is expensive
http://www.cradlepoint.com/products/mbr ... d-n-router
Cradlepoint MBR900
Price: $149.99

MODEL NAME
MBR900 Mobile Broadband N Router
WAN
3G/4G via USB Modem, One (1) 10/100 Ethernet Port
LAN
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Four (4) 10/100 Ethernet Ports

The only other way is to full around with networking and from what I saw on a forum that I saw you have to be verly network savvy.


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Ok, thanks for all the help. If I ever come across the money, I'll look into it more.


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Get a wireless usb stick and then great a ad-hoc connection and select share internet connection and it will create a wireless hotspot from the wireless stick.
Find a cheap usb wireless stick wont cost more then 30 ish dollers.


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Ok, so is it actually called a "wireless usb stick"? Where could I find one?


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