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Posted: 4/17/2008 8:24:56 PM EDT
Can this be done?

A while back I bought a laptop, an Enpower 660, to share with my wife.  Sharing lasted a week and I was forced to buy another similar laptop, Enpower 665 for her.

The laptops are almost the same

Vista SP1
Intel 1.8 duo core
2gb Ram
bluetooth
All the bells and whistles.

BTW, they are both running great.

I added a Verizon/Sierra 595 wireless card to my laptop.  I can now get semi-fast internet from almost anywhere there is a Verizon signal.  That service is expensive, so we only have it on my laptop.

Is there a way to connect both laptops together so we can use both laptops to surf the internet at the same time using the Verizon card in my laptop?

Thanks in advance.

ZM
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 8:33:58 PM EDT
There are several EVDO WiFi routers now. You plug your card into the router instead of the laptop.IIRC, www.evdoforums.com is the ARFCOM of the wireless bandwidth card world.
Link Posted: 4/18/2008 4:59:47 AM EDT
you can also use ics  in vista   i've never used it, but it works
Link Posted: 4/18/2008 10:17:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By cruze5:
you can also use ics  in vista   i've never used it, but it works



I tried the ICS.  I used a crossover cable to connect the computers and adjusted the settings.

The two computers can talk to each other.  My computer gets internet as usual.  But my wife's computer still can't connect.

Back to the drawing board.  

The EVDO routers are too expensive for something we need only once in a while.

Thanks

ZM
Link Posted: 4/18/2008 12:26:19 PM EDT
only way i've seen it done is with a simple hub  


both nics set to dhcp?
Link Posted: 4/18/2008 3:31:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By cruze5:
only way i've seen it done is with a simple hub  


Crash recovery and prevention is my strong suit.  Networking isn't.

Please elaborate on the simple hub?

Thanks

ZM

Link Posted: 4/18/2008 6:27:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By cruze5:
only way i've seen it done is with a simple hub  


both nics set to dhcp?


Unless one PC is running DHCP services, the EVDO card isn't going to assign multiple NAT addresses. It's not a router.
Link Posted: 4/18/2008 11:53:27 PM EDT
ICS should have worked, as you described the setup. I have a similar modem; I can mess with ICS this weekend and see what's up.
Link Posted: 4/19/2008 2:50:12 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/19/2008 2:50:44 AM EDT by cruze5]
nm
Link Posted: 4/19/2008 8:00:14 PM EDT
The easiest, most trouble-free way to work it is to get a router such as the Top Global MB-6800 or Kyocera KR2.

Not having to constantly dick with crappy Windows network stack and unreliable settings... priceless.
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