need help networking a wireless cellular card

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  1. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    my brother in law has the following:
    hp laptop running xp pro
    dell laptop running xp home
    linksys router
    verizon wireless pcmcia cellular card

    (we can't fit the wireless card in the dell because it's not a expresscard slot)

    i tried the following:
    connect hp to cellular service - works fine
    share the cellular connection over the hp's 802.11g card

    now i'm stuck, i can't get the dell laptop to find the connection...should it show up in my network places?


    (what he wants to do in the future is get a pcmcia to pci adapter card and put the cellular card in that, this would be in a server type computer. then this computer would connect to the router (not using the internet port, but using one of the 4 ports so it works like a switch). this server would host the connection for the router and laptops could connect to the router and get the internet)
     
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    why would you not just get a decent internet connection and standard soho gateway?
     
  3. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    he has broadband at home right now, it's cable. but he would like to eleminate it because he wants to use the cellular.
    cellular is the only reasonable option at his buisness because of its location. his only other option is satellite or a t1
     
  4. deusexaethera

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    Where is his business located, that he can get a cell signal but he can't get cable or DSL?
     
  5. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    T1's are getting pretty cheap :dunno:
     
  6. dorkultra

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    he is located in strongsville ohio. he recently moved, he used to be about a half mile down the street.

    now he is located in a buisness park...but he is on the wrong side of the street. there aren't enough people on his side for dsl and cable service to make a profit on broadband...he's been told this by a couple of companies. the guy next door's company has a t1 for $500 a month, but they won't let him connect to it.
    he has dialup, but it takes forever to download schematics (his buisness repairs job site tools)
     
  7. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    so i guess just try internet connection sharing again? too bad both arent apples, its so much easier and works much better
     
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    If low ping times aren't an issue (and it sounds like they're not, because he's just downloading files) it would probably be best to go for a satellite connection.
     
  9. codename

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    You should be able to achieve internet connection sharing just by using an ethernet cable to wire the laptop with the GpRS card into say a switch.
     
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