Using PTCL Wireless in LAN

i purchased a router 6 months back . i was thinking that i will get ptcl dsl soon as i get a line in 3 days but due to my exchange has no slot left for new connection , i am thinking for wireless solution.

Problem is with budget :( i dunt have luxury to spend 2500 rs per month. so i decided to share it with my neighbour. i want to how can i share internet in lan ?

i have 2 desktops pcs and 2 laptops . i was thinking to use ptcl usb(when they lunch) in one of my desktop pc which is connected to router. but first i want to know how can i make shared internet lan ??? i mean do i have to install windows server ? or just use bridge technique to merge two connections (i.e internal lan connection with usb connection) ???

any body has solution ?

i dunt want to purchase another usb router :P

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i purchased a router 6 months back . i was thinking that i will get ptcl dsl soon as i get a line in 3 days but due to my exchange has no slot left for new connection , i am thinking for wireless solution.

Problem is with budget :( i dunt have luxury to spend 2500 rs per month. so i decided to share it with my neighbour. i want to how can i share internet in lan ?

i have 2 desktops pcs and 2 laptops . i was thinking to use ptcl usb(when they lunch) in one of my desktop pc which is connected to router. but first i want to know how can i make shared internet lan ??? i mean do i have to install windows server ? or just use bridge technique to merge two connections (i.e internal lan connection with usb connection) ???

any body has solution ?

i dunt want to purchase another usb router :P

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A router is like a traffic cop. It allows you to share one internet connection among many computers just like a traffic cop allows you to share one road among many motorists. To do that you have to connect the router directly to the internet and then connect each of your computers to the router.

To connect the router to the internet connection your internet connection must support ethernet connections. Wireless USB devices connect via USB not ethernet. So you cannot use a router.

What you can do is take the specialist router device out of the picture. Instead connect the USB device to your computer and then connect each of the other computers via lan cable to your computer. If there are more than 3 computers total you will need to buy a switch. You will then need to setup windows internet connection sharing.

In this method it is your PC that will do the job of traffic cop i.e. it will act like a router. The problem with this method is that if you restart your computer the other computers will loose their internet connection.

Therefore I recommend you avoid this USB device if you need to share an internet connection. Instead wait for DSL or buy a worldcall connection. These alternate connections can be shared via a specialist router.

You can setup a wired network, it will be cheaper OR you can get a cheap wireless router of TP-LINK which cost around 2000 Rupees I think.

Wired Network:

PTCL Modem > Switch > connections to all PCs including your neighbour

or

Wireless Network:

PTCL Modem > Wireless Router

but for these your PCs need to have wireless dongles to pick up the signal which are again not cheap

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You can setup a wired network, it will be cheaper OR you can get a cheap wireless router of TP-LINK which cost around 2000 Rupees I think.

Wired Network:

PTCL Modem > Switch > connections to all PCs including your neighbour

or

Wireless Network:

PTCL Modem > Wireless Router

but for these your PCs need to have wireless dongles to pick up the signal which are again not cheap

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Please read the OPs post. He is talking about sharing a EVDO USB device based internet connection. I very much doubt these USB devices can be connected to a router since they don’t support ethernet.

thank you much guys :)

actually i have wireless router ...so dunt need to buy any thing .... its just i was looking to share usb based internet connection which @rokra has pointed out that it might not provide required functionality ..... so i think i should wait for dsl modem :(

mean while i will experiment by using edge (from cell phone) on my pc and try to acces internet from other pc like bridge or may be some kind of farewall etc ..... :) ....