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sharing an 4g LTE
tom_swift
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Can I set up a local area network where a WiFi-enabled laptop can access the web thru a 4g LTE on another computer?

I understand that data usage is tied to the 4g LTE; usage by the WiFi laptop is added to the bill for the 4g LTE.

If this is possible, please give me the instructions.

Thanks.

 

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Re: sharing an 4g LTE
dmc271
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The easiest way to do this is to get a wireless router that supports your 4G modem (e.g., Cradlepoint, Nexaira, WiFi Ranger, etc). Which modem are you using? The Pantech UML290 is most widely supported, but I believe the others are as well. These will cost anywhere from $110-$200.

 

Some cheaper alternatives:

 

If your computer (the computer to which the LTE modem is attached) is running Windows 7, you can use a freeware program called Connectify that will turn your computer into a wireless hotspot.  This computer, of course, must have a WiFi card.

 

Alternatively, for better range, or if you're not using Windows 7, can you use an Alfa WiFi adapter, whose software allows it to be configured as a wireless hotspot.  See http://evdotips.blogspot.com/2009/05/wireless-3g-router-for-3900.html

 

Or, you can use Windows Internet Connection Sharing along with a regular WiFi router. See http://evdotips.blogspot.com/2008/02/internet-connection-sharing-with-router.html

 

Best of luck,

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flrver
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You can also share any internet connection on a MAC or a PC. On a PC Google ICS ( Internet Connection Sharing) and follow the instructions.  On a MAC you go to sharing and select network. You can find help on Google for that also. It is just a few mouse clicks with both systems. You can share via and ADHOC WIFI or via a cable to another computer or connect to a switch or a router to many other devices.

 

 

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Re: sharing an 4g LTE
techismylife
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The easist way to share the LTE signal with more than one computer or wifi device is with a router plus you can connect a network or wifi printer to it, Hey 3Gstore has an incredible BlackFriday deal going on.  Buy the latest CradlePoint MBR95 for $99.11 and get a $100 Restaurant.com eGift Certificate.  This isn't the older CradlePoint routers that everyone else is selling that have been discontinued (CTR500, PHS300, etc.), this is the latest and what a great value

 

http://3gstore.com/product/3029_cradlepoint_mbr95.html

 

 

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