mobile broadband ICS

Dell R8690 dell inspiron 9300 keyboard
October 16, 2009 at 06:33:00
Specs: Windows XP, 2Gb
I am trying to get ICS working through a mobile broadband dongle but can't seem to get the client computer ocnnected.

On the host, I enable ICS and assignt he network to "Wireless Network Connection".
However, because the dongle runs the connection the WLAN just says not connected.
How can I connect the other laptop to my computer through the WLAN and then therefore onto the mobile broadband.

I've googled this but can't get any further than actually setting up ICS. There are never any details on how to get the password setup or the client connected.


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#1
October 16, 2009 at 08:14:02
OK, I am an idiot, what is ICS? As for getting other laptops to connect through a Cell Phone Broadband you need to setup an Ad-hoc network.

http://www.home-network-help.com/ad...


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#2
October 16, 2009 at 08:24:22
internet connection sharing.
That's the problem, there is no way to setup the ad hoc network if the dongle has turned off access to setup a network through the wireless connection.

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#3
October 16, 2009 at 08:40:33
You got to love US cell phone companies. They do this to try to prevent people from doing just what you are trying. They want you to pay for each connection. My guess is that they did it through your local GPO. I do not know the exact place to look off the top of my head but all of this is done through GPedit.msc. Its just like REGedit so be careful. In there you will find a place where you disable network controls. Set the property to disabled and you will get your network control back.

If you are not sure how to do this then I would recommend GOOGLEing "How to setup an AD HOC network for *insert you provider here*" There is probably a blog out there that will show you how to hack their software with step by step instructions.

Personally, I do not know who you are with (Probably Verizon) but I recommend switching to T-Mobile (Unless you need service in the middle of the desert because Verizon does have the best coverage only because they bought just about every cell company out there) because T-Mobile phones are open and you can do stuff like this.


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#4
October 17, 2009 at 05:17:09
GPedit.msc doesn't seem to exist when I type it into the command run box.
If I right click wireless network connection there should be a tab called networking to set up the ad hoc network but because the dongle now controls the internet connection, I think the option disappears.

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#5
October 17, 2009 at 05:47:38
To set up mobile access the host computer is going to need two wireless dongles. One for the Internet and one for ad-hoc with them bridged. It cant do both at the same time. It is a basic principle of wireless networking, nothing to do with the provider.

Stuart


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#6
October 17, 2009 at 05:52:50
It has a wireless connection built in, that should be used for the ad hoc. The dongle does the connection to the internet. These 2 should be able to be bridged but because the dongle essentially disconnects the wireless connection, it can't be used to set up an ad hoc network.

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#7
October 17, 2009 at 06:03:55
If your laptop has an internal (wired) NIC you could enable ICS on the wireless connection and then connect the two laptops with a crossover cable and they could share the internet via that wired connection.

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#8
October 20, 2009 at 06:38:24
I have got a crossover cable.
I plugged these in but they will not connect.
I have DHCP enabled on the main computer.

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#9
October 20, 2009 at 07:52:49
I have configured both to have an IP
192.168.0.1 and 192.168.0.2
255.255.255.0

1 computer can see the other but main 1 cannot see the other.
Neither computer can ping each other.

All firewalls turned off including windows firewall.


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#10
October 20, 2009 at 10:40:56
you sure that is a true crossover cable? Sounds like its just a patch with the one way communication

If you have norton, even unloaded it can cause issues. Uninstall it after saving your license key.


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#11
October 20, 2009 at 11:12:45
No Norton.
Definitely a crossover cable though even patch cables work nowadays I believe.

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