Re: Redirect internet connection to wireless router
On Mon, Oct 5, 2009 at 3:27 PM, Stefan Monnier <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>>> 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.
>>> I can't think of any reason why you couldn't do it (especially if you
>>> install OpenWRT on the router). But I wonder: why have your laptop
>>> manage the PPP connection rather than let the router do it?
>>> After all, that's pretty much what they're designed to do.
>> I've got a 3g usb ppp modem connected to the computer, and I need some
>> drivers to manage dialing it.
>> It would be awesome if a router could do it.
> Many USB 3g adapters don't need any proprietary driver, apparently, so
> if you ask on the OpenWRT mailing-list, you may find someone who's used
> such a key from his router.
> Basically, if the key works from GNU/Linux, then it will work on pretty
> much any home router that comes with a USB port and supported
> by OpenWRT.
[Putting back on the list.]
But it seems to me that routers with USB ports are way more expensive,
3 or 4 times more than a standard one (at least here in Brazil).
Thanks for recommending OpenWRT, I'll take a close look on it as soon as I can.