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Ok I my internet in my area is wifi.  So they supplied me with a wifi card for my pc.  But what I want to do is some how hook my pc up to a switch port or my router and us my pc as a router for the rest of my house.  What is the easiest way to do something like this.  


Basically it goes like this.  wifi to wifi card to pc to switch port/hub to rest of house computers.

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Unfortuntely, it is not that easy. You can share an Internet connection if you have a NIC and wire it directly to another computer. Wifi AFAIK can not be shared in te same manner. A switch is also not possibe.

Why don't you just get Wifi cards for the rest of the computers in the house ?

I hope this helps !
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So you have never heard of somebody doing this.

Basically I can't get dsl or broadband.  So I was going to use my cell phone carriers pc card with the unlimited data package to provide broadband like speeds to my whole house. Because that is avaliable in my area.  Have you ever heard of a way to do this or do you know of a way to do this.

Basically my cell phone provider is going to supply me with a card. But after that I need some way to share this through the whole house.

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Hello fixitben, Here are a couple of  ways to accomplish this: You can set up either a VPN, or a Peer To Peer Network.Windows Xp has a VPN client built in to it. Make sure that you have PPTP enabled on the desired machine. Click Start>Settings>Control Panel>Network and Internet Connections>Network Connections>Create a new connection.
The options you want to enable are"Set up an Advanced Connection","Accept Incoming Connections",and "Allow virtual private connections". The 6th screen of the wizard allows you to specify the users that can use the VPN. Enable the accounts and assign a password for your users.  To hook the house up with wireless you'll need to connect a wireless router to your PC which will act as the server to the VPN. I hope this helps....Booda2us
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see

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Q_21439701.htm
You may only need one NIC, since your are probably using USB for the Phone.
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http://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Q_20159445.htm

also

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Q_21656102.htm

I hope this helps !
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Thanks those links helped out alot. I think one of these will work.

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