A n00b's dilemma


#1

Don't read if you are easily offended by questions with an oh-so-obvious answer.

I have PTCL Evo since the past 8 months or something. Since i recently shifted with a couple of friends in a dorm and most of us peeps at home have to work on different laptops at the same time, so i was thinking of buying a router (most of 'em pps told me this should work). I really have no clue about it. Come to think of it, i don't even know how a router works. FML. But like whatever. So can any of you please help me out here?

What should i do to enable us to establish a wifi connection through this EVO crap?


#2

Check this topic:

http://wiredpakistan.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=12794


#3

cq914 and firecruz can help you in this regard. S visit this page and email3them if you don't get solution in this thread.

http://www.wiredpakistan.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=12794


#4

:) Listen Nida

Simply goto Hafeez Centre if in Lahore or any other city goto your computer market and ask for NetGear 3g Router that supports PTCL evo.

Thats all you need :) Dont buy TP-Link as it does`nt support Evo. After buying post your reply for how to setup if required ! or Pm me !

Thanks


#5

Think of the "router" as a water cooler. The invisible internet

EVO, is piped into it like water. It remains stored in there, until

one of you turns on his/her laptop. Then the internet jumps

like a bunny, from the router and into your laptop. This is all

hush-hush, top secret, technical stuff.

Like water, when several people are drinking from the same

cooler, the internet bunnies will slow down to a trickle as well.

NetGear is a cool brand. A bit expensive, but it works well.

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Sheikh 'Dardmund' Chilli

PS: Make sure you ask a bunny-tamer to set your router settings

properly with passwords, etc. Else, the whole mohalla will be able

to (ab)use your connection. Bunnies don't come house-trained.


#6

You need a 3g router A tplink one will cost around Rs. 4000. Here is a dlink one http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=524


#7

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#8

You can share the connection over WiFi without a router as well(Ad-hoc connections), though it has a few disadvantage (Like SSID broadcasts and small range), but if in your case all the devices will be in one room, you should give it a try. Below is a guide for Windows Vista (Will be the same for Windows 7 as well). Use WEP for security. (Though in some chipsets/laptops any encryption on ad-hoc might give problems)

Though in Step 3, you will have to edit the properties of your PTCL evo connection, instead of "local area networking"

http://kyleabaker.com/2008/08/18/how-to-share-your-internet-connection-between-multiple-computers-ad-hoc/


#9

Just saw this ad on some website

http://www.iriscommunication.net/3g-wifi-router.html


#10

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Don’t read if you are easily offended by questions with an oh-so-obvious answer.

I have PTCL Evo since the past 8 months or something. Since i recently shifted with a couple of friends in a dorm and most of us peeps at home have to work on different laptops at the same time, so i was thinking of buying a router (most of 'em pps told me this should work). I really have no clue about it. Come to think of it, i don’t even know how a router works. FML. But like whatever. So can any of you please help me out here?

What should i do to enable us to establish a wifi connection through this EVO crap?

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I am not sure about most of the people that replied on this thread have ever used a 3g router, but anyways. Its not like all the 3g routers in the world will work on all the 3g devices ever made on the planet. Niether its like some 3g router will work on all the devices PTCL has ever offered for eVo. You need to know the model number of your device before searching for a compatible router for it, you can find that model number on the device itself or on the orginal box. Hope this helps.