Can I use my laptop as internet connection for card terminal

May 16, 2017 at 02:57:09
Specs: Windows 10
My office is based in a location where we cannot get a phone line. Due to this, I use a 4g router for internet connection but this router (Huawei) does not have an ethernet port.

The card reader I use does not have wifi connectivity meaning I have to use an ethernet cable. Is there a way I can use my laptop (connected to the 4g router) as a bridge and plug the ethernet cable into that?


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#1
May 16, 2017 at 08:46:48
Just to clarify your set up for me (at least).

How do you access internet etc. via your (Huawei) router; is it wifi only? I'm presuming so as you mention 4G...?

Clarify how that connection between laptop and router is made.

If it is wifi only then there are inexpensive devices which will connect via wifi (to your Huawei) and provide an ethernet port.


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May 16, 2017 at 09:47:04
If you have an ethernet crossover cable, you can try using Internet Connection Sharing: http://www.quepublishing.com/articl...

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May 16, 2017 at 16:42:12
These are reviews of assorted devices that will allow you to connect to a wifi source and then have (one or more - depending on the make/model) ethernet port to connect to...

That mode is "client/bridge" - the opposite of access point in effect...

https://nerdtechy.com/best-portable...

http://tinyurl.com/m2k7336

I have a Tenda w150m which is another such device. Not listed in the above review but it's OK. Is available from Amazon.com for about $15.00. If you dig out the user manual for it - it's easily found - it shows how to set it up to do what you want...

There is also an excellent LogiLink Wireless LAN Mini AP Router - but I'm not sure if it's available outside of Germany/Europe; it's not in the UK...

Use the correct device in client mode and you're away...

I now have two different modules which form part of my travel kit; so as to be able to plug into any hotel etc. ethernet feed and have my own wifi - and all of these devices allow you set your own access-key. Likewise to hook onto an available wifi etc. and extend/share it as needs-be variously.

I would be cautious about using a TP-link device; many come here with problems getting assorted TP-link kit to work properly.... And it's not always a RTM problem... Which having said... many seem quite happy with some of their assorted kit.

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