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Can I use a d-link wireless rouer to share a 56K connection?

by harrelln / August 1, 2005 6:27 AM PDT

I need to find a way to go wireless on 56K and also be able to use high speed internet after my contract is up with dial up provider.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 1, 2005 8:06 AM PDT

1. The Apple Airport with it's modem can do this trick.

2. You can also use ICS on some 'host' machine with a WAP connected to the host until you figure it out.


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by Mark.Nielsen / August 3, 2005 2:42 AM PDT

I currently use a WinME machine on dial-up and simply use a Belkin wireless router as a switch to connect that machine and my laptop via a simple network. Then I set up Internet Connection Sharing on the WinME desktop machine to communicate with the outside world. When the wireless laptop (running XP) needs the internet, the WinME desktop machine will use the default dial-up connection to access the internet for the laptop. I also had to set up the IP of the WinME machine as the default gateway in the IP settings for the laptop so it would go through the WinME machine to get to the internet. It works just fine.

That being said...dial-up does stink and I am moving to a DSL-Green neighborhood in two weeks and the dial-up configuration will be history Happy Then I can use the router as intended rather than just to connect my machines wirelessly.


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