Re: Redirect internet connection to wireless router (was: Sharing ppp [...])
Vinicius Massuchetto wrote:
Probably, but it may depend on the router. The Netgear DG834 will do it,
I'm currently using two with an MS Small Business Server, which is
handling DHCP for the network. A third router on the network is actually
the Internet gateway, as the customer is now on ADSL2+ and the version
of DG834 that they have doesn't do that.
I tried hard a few days ago to share a ppp internet connection through
the wlan interface on my laptop. I just found out that this is not
possible because my hardware can't do AP.
So, I was wondering if I get a standard wireless router and feed it
with an internet connection from the laptop, configuring my computer
as a dhcp server.
Would that work? Did anyone already tried this?
Wireless routers do generally have DHCP servers, though you may want to
have a different machine do it for some reason, such as automatic DNS
integration. With MS SBS, it is strongly advised that the SBS handles
DHCP, mostly for this reason.