Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Can you connect wireless usb adater to wireless router with usb

Last response: in Wireless Networking
Share
February 7, 2012 8:01:01 PM

Hello,
I am trying to use a MIFI hotspot for the internet, I have a wifi laptop, and a wifi printer.
I would like to print wirelessly from my laptop and use the internet at the same time, but I can't. To print I have to go to my wireless network and switch to my router. And if I want to use the internet I have switch my wireless network back to the MIFI hotspot. Does anyone have a suggestion.
February 7, 2012 10:25:13 PM

What OS is on your laptop and what model is your router? There are several ways to do this, depending on which answers to those questions.
m
0
l
February 17, 2012 12:01:45 AM

RealBeast said:
What OS is on your laptop and what model is your router? There are several ways to do this, depending on which answers to those questions.


My operating system is windows xp and my router is a new Linksys E1200
m
0
l
February 17, 2012 1:45:21 PM

So you can either use Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) or bridge the network adapters (MiFi and Wireless, if you bridge ICS must be off).

To use ICS, read this: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306126

And to bridge networks, read this: http://www.homenethelp.com/web/howto/windows-xp-bridge-... Also if you bridge treat your network like a public network -- no file sharing for security reasons.

The third possible technique to connect the MiFi to your won't work for you because you would need to use dd-wrt firmware that does not support your specific router.
m
0
l
Related resources
!