internet connection sharing???

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  1. 92slammer

    92slammer OT Supporter

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    ive got a usb dsl modem and a dlink wireless router/access point, and win XP. I want to surf the net with my pda and i heard that u can use the internet connection sharing function that is on windows XP. is this true or do i have to buy another modem that has ethernet connection?
     
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    umm...do you mean if your pda is plugged into your PC through usb or serial port?

    or do you mean wirelessly?

    I the router is wireless and your pda has wireless capabilities I could see that working.
     
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    yes wirelessly
     
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    You don't have to do anything with XP then - the router will need to allow the PDA access to the internet however (assuming that the PDA is fully internet capable)
     
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    some pda's will surf the web from their cradle. i dont see why or how this is usefull, but hey, now u know :big grin:

    but if it has 802.11 capabilities, then cool. all u need to do is set it up with tcp/ip, get an ip off of ur wireless gateway/router and ur in business.

    use ping to test connection if u dunno if its working.
     
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    hmm, well if your PDA has an 802.11b card and your router is the same it should pick up an ip automatically. *shrug* i dunno
     

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