networking ps3 to verizon air card

June 15, 2009 at 18:50:03
Specs: Windows Vista
How do I connect a netgear wireless router to the verizon air card in my laptop to have access for my PS3 and my wifes laptop?

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#1
June 15, 2009 at 18:58:50
Verizon usually supplies Actiontec or Dlink routers which can be used for networking. Why do you need the Netgear?

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#2
June 17, 2009 at 13:17:39
talked with verizon, and they offered me a device that cost $400. I had a few people tell me that you can get a router and uplink it to the laptop your aircard is in and broadcast the connection to other devices. can this be done?

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#3
June 17, 2009 at 15:56:04
Yes, it can be done. In no way should you buy a $400 device from Verizon.

Here's what to do. I'll give you high-level, step-by-step instructions. If you need help with a particular step, please ask.

1. Get a wireless access point with at least one wired ethernet port. It doesn't have to be a router. in fact, the setup will be easier if you use a device that's not a router. Your laptop with the aircard is going to handle routing, so you don't need a separate device for that.

2. If you end up with a wireless router anyway, disable DHCP on it. You are only using the switch feature of this device, not the routing.

3. Enable Internet connection sharing on the laptop with the aircard

4. Connect the laptop with the aircard to the wireless access point. It can be connected via wired or wireless. Makes no difference.

5. Connect your wife's laptop to the wireless access point. It can be connected via wired or wireless.

6. Turn on file sharing on your computer and your wife's computer.

7. Connect the PS3 to the wireless access point. This will probably be done via wired connection (anyone who knows PS3 feel free to contradict me here).


That's pretty much it! Step 3 is only necessary if you want to share the aircard's internet connection with the other computers. The other steps, whether you perform #3 or not, will give you the ability to share files and stream media between the two computers and the PS3.

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#4
June 17, 2009 at 16:23:49
PS3 is wireless? That is new news to me. Only seen wired. Perhaps there is a wireless accessory that can be purchased.

#4 It can be connected via wired or wireless. Makes no difference.

AP's only have one rj45 port and that connects to the ICS host laptop. So it does matter. Wireless is the only access for an AP.

Least that's how it is with the AP's I have worked with.

You can do all of the above with a 4 port switch which will cost you $10-20 bucks. Wife's laptop would be connected via wire though.


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#5
June 17, 2009 at 16:29:41
Think I covered that...

"Get a wireless access point with at least one wired ethernet port"
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"Connect the PS3 to the wireless access point. This will probably be done via wired connection"

Although you may be right about #4. Definitely you'd be right if he were sharing a wireless connection, but he's not. He's sharing an EVDO connection. I'd be interested to hear how that works out.

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June 17, 2009 at 16:31:29

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#7
June 20, 2009 at 17:58:13
hey guys! I got the new MI FI device from verizon! AWESOME!!!!!!!! I tried everything with the air card and no dice. Called verizon and they have a littlle credit card sized device, you turn it on and connect up to 5 wireless components. Was 150 bucks but they gave me an early upgrade and free overnite shipping. 58 bucks later and plugged it into my laptop, ran the wizard and got both laptops and my ps3 online and my neighbor is getting it to. Same monthly price 60.00 and we split it. I LOVE IT! Thanks for the effort but none of the above worked. TRUST ME! I TRIED EVERYTHING!

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