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3G usb modem with wireless router

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by akay56, Apr 1, 2007.

  1. akay56

    akay56 Guest


    i am considering purchasing a 3G usb modem by Huawei, the E220, the details are as follows, http://www.huawei.com/mobileweb/en/products/view.do?id=282
    the situation is such that i cannot get DSL and 3G broadband is the only option.

    I would like to share the internet connection with 2-3 computers and i have been searching the internet for information on this, however the only way it can be done it seems is by the "internet connection sharing" method of win xp or win 2k, but this would mean that the pc on which the usb modem is attached be on always.

    i have found info on the web that this modem can be used in linux, http://www.inorp.com/blog/2007/03/1...a-usb-modem-huawei-e220-with-the-tre-network/
    similar to win xp i am confident that the internet connection could be shared using a linux box

    now the question is whether this usb modem could be connected to one of the wireless routers with usb ports - like the asus wl 500 g deluxe or premium.
    after connecting the usb modem to the usb port on the router could this setup be used to share the internet connection

    linksys offers a 3G wireless router - the WRT54G3G, in which a pcmcia 3G data card can be inserted to share the broadband internet. this router costs nearly $250 excluding the 3G data card working out to be on the expensive side

    look forward to hearing your opinions or expereinces

    thank you.

  2. stangri

    stangri LI Guru Member

    Could be mistaken, but I believe this can only be achieved with the OpenWRT/X-WRT firmware. Maybe it's better to ask at their dedicated forums.

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