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 Post subject: Hooking up wifi router to desktop using 3G
PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:29 pm 
Little Foot
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The scenario: folks out in the country only have a 3G(4G/LTE?) USB stick for internet. They want to add a wifi router to the desktop LAN port and share the net from the USB stick to a wireless device like a tablet. Sounds simple or so I thought.

Picked up a cheapo Belkin Connect N150 for them and tested out the scenario at my city place. I don't have a 3G stick but I'm using a USB stick(Linksys WUSB54G) for connection to my wifi router(Linksys with DD-WRT) so similar situation.

As per one site I've turned on ICS in Win7's Network Connections for the USB WIFI stick I have and plugged a cable from the LAN of desktop to WAN of Belkin router(not touched the settings, DHCP on) and it works but my speed drops from 800KB/s(normal) to 130. My laptop connects to the Belkin but similar speeds...130 not the expected 800.

Suggestions?


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 Post subject: Re: Hooking up wifi router to desktop using 3G
PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:41 pm 
Smithfield
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An explanation I can pull out of my rear is that the ethernet controller isn't designed to do internet sharing and routing or whatever. It'll do it, just not as well as an actual chip will. Or maybe just Windows doing Windows things and slowing it down.


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 Post subject: Re: Hooking up wifi router to desktop using 3G
PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:07 am 
8086
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there are some routers that will accept the 3g/4g usb stick and share that internet through them as if it was a cabled internet. i think cradlepoint is one of them that works this way. some carriers like Clear also offer 4g modems or router models specific to them that will also do the job. its worth a look and would make networking easier than sharing off the ethernet on the pc.


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