Aircard Router?

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Hello everyone, I have some very basic knowledge in networking and am trying to network 2 desktop PCs (1 XP, 1 Vista home) and allow them to use the same aircard for data access. No wired ISP service available in that area, only cell site. No laptop in use either. I have heard of a router making direct use of an aircard but have not found such thing. Both PCs can be in the same room and could possibly be wired too. Any thoughts on the easiest and best way to network these two PCs and have them attain internet access using the single aircard?

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The easiest way to allow Internet access (not necessarily the most secure) would be to network both systems; if not possible from your router, a small (4 port) hub can be had for well under usd50.00. Once the systems see each other, choose one to be your “primary” PC, install the Aircard and configure Internet Connection Sharing (ICS). This will allow both systems to use the card to access the Internet. You can access ICS from “add and remove programs” control panel (Windows components).

Because you were asking for a Wireless ISP Router, I believe this would be more in the lines of what you would like:
Beate,

If you are looking for a router that you can connect a Wireless PC Card you would be referring to routers such as the Junxion Box (www.junxion.com), make sure to check if your Wireless Carrier and wireless card are supported prior to purchase.

With devices such as these you would create a local wireless network and the PC card would provide the WAN access.

Also check out Digi box from <a href=”http://www.digi.com” rel=”nofollow”>www.digi.com</a> and the Linksys Wireless-G Router for Sprint Mobile Broadband WRT54G3G – wireless router

I hope this helps.

Regards,

Victor Cavendish Góes

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  • Vcavendish
    Beate, If you are looking for a router that you can connect a Wireless PC Card you would be referring to routers such as the Junxion Box (www.junxion.com), make sure to check if your Wireless Carrier and wireless card are supported prior to purchase. With devices such as these you would create a local wireless network and the PC card would provide the WAN access. Also check out Digi box from www.digi.com and the Linksys Wireless-G Router for Sprint Mobile Broadband WRT54G3G - wireless router I hope this helps. Regards, Victor Cavendish Góes
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  • Bigdick
    cradlepoint makes a router that you plug your usb aircard into that creates a wifi hotspot. it works great. it allows me to get my ps3 and wii online thru my aircard.
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  • Glipps
    Cradlepoint has a router that will work with most aircards as long as you do firmware update. It's basically plug and play. Let me know model number of your air card. I have used equipment that I will sell you if your interested already configured. We were using it for short term business project. I have a MR900 router. Send me email at ary@focustrain.com if your interested or need more help
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