Solved

How to build a wireless broadband network with windows xp

Posted on 2004-04-21
9
300 Views
Last Modified: 2010-03-17
Trying to build a wireless network on 2 pcs running windows xp. We have 2 netgear wireless USB adapters (MA111). We bought a netgear router (MR814) but it has an ethernet connection and we have a USB modem! What's the easiest way for us to share the broadband connection?
0
Comment
Question by:sibh
9 Comments
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
Psyclones earned 125 total points
ID: 10876493
You should configure internet conection sharing ICS on your XP machine that has the usb modem in it and then use the floppy created from ICS to configure the second XP machine

0
 
LVL 40

Assisted Solution

by:Fatal_Exception
Fatal_Exception earned 125 total points
ID: 10877791
Yea...  this is a common problem with these USB modems, as I know of no routers that use this interface..  I think that ISP's use these specifically to make Lan Networking hard for their users..   Using ICS is certainly an option, but has its disadvantages, since the routing computer (one with ICS installed) must do all the work, and of course be turned on for your connection to work at all...

Personally, if the modem is owned be your ISP, I would insist they come out and exchange it for an ethernet model..  one with RJ45 ports..   with this type of modem, you can let your netgear router do its job as it is intended...

FE
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:Psyclones
ID: 10879075
I have to agree,

the correct solution to this problem is to either exchange or buy a RJ45 modem for your broadband connection and then connect that to the MR814 Router

Then any machine using dhcp will be able to connect to the internet via the WiFi or the RJ45

The ICS as I mentioned above is only a quick fix and will definately get on your nerves over a period of time.
0
Why You Should Analyze Threat Actor TTPs

After years of analyzing threat actor behavior, it’s become clear that at any given time there are specific tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) that are particularly prevalent. By analyzing and understanding these TTPs, you can dramatically enhance your security program.

 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:Technicon-SG
ID: 10888795
Let me make another suggestion...If you have access to an older computer (486 will work...however I am running a P166/32mb/500mb) and a couple of network cards...you could build your own router (better than a store bought router) that would work with you USB DSL modem.

http://www.smoothwall.org

http://smoothwall.org/about/

Smoothwall is a free download and really is fantastic software.  It is also easy to install and configure (it also has Intrusion Dection, VPN, Traffic graphs, Proxy, Port Forwarding, etc...)

I ran smoothwall for better that 2 years before I switched to Mandrake MNF (much the same except more difficult to setup...but with more features)

You should be able to get the PC for free (if you dont have one a friend probally has an old one laying around)..then it is just a matter of the network cards (you will need 2). Less that 10 bucks new but you if you have them...all the better. Once the software is installed and configured you won't need a keyboard or monitor connected to the unit. This is a fun project to work on and should be no hassle.  If you choose to go this route and need help...just post your issue.
0
 
LVL 62

Expert Comment

by:☠ MASQ ☠
ID: 10913039
Lots of useful suggestions.  As an aside if you're connecting through the Speed Touch USB ADSL modem another option would be the Vigor 2200USB Router which has USB support for this.  You could directly attach the MR814 to act as a wireless access point.  But if you have the exisiting hardware & feel up to it I'd probably go for Technicon-SG's solution above.
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:fcisler
ID: 11006319
or clarkconnect

clarkconnect.com

2x the features of smoothwall, in a very attractive and free package....
0
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:Fatal_Exception
ID: 11574458
This question needs to be closed out, unless you have a reason to leave it open.  If you would, please accept one of the experts comments, or split the points if more than one expert helped you.  If you do not know how to do this, please go here for help:

How do I close a question?
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Community_Support/help.jsp#hi9

Closing Questions
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Community_Support/help.jsp#hs5

Thanks,

FE
0

Featured Post

What Is Threat Intelligence?

Threat intelligence is often discussed, but rarely understood. Starting with a precise definition, along with clear business goals, is essential.

Join & Write a Comment

This solves the problem of diagnosing why an internet connection is no longer working. It also helps identify the likely cause of the lost connection if the procedure fails to re-establish your internet connection. It helps to pinpoint the likely co…
Sometimes you have to pull out old tricks to get a new firewall to work… While we were installing a new Sonicwall at a customers site we found that sites they were able to visit before were not working.  It seemed random and we could not understa…
This video gives you a great overview about bandwidth monitoring with SNMP and WMI with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg). If you're looking for how to monitor bandwidth using netflow or packet s…
This demo shows you how to set up the containerized NetScaler CPX with NetScaler Management and Analytics System in a non-routable Mesos/Marathon environment for use with Micro-Services applications.

760 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

20 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now