I at present have a USB broadband modem. I bought a wi-fi router which has ethernet connections. Presently, the modem is plugged into my laptop downstairs which is working Home windows 98, subsequently, it will not bridge the connections to my laptop upstairs(XP). I am unable to replace to XP as a result of a member of the family wont ‘danger’ it.
Can I join the USB broadband modem to my wi-fi router utilizing an advanced number of cable adapters ie ethernet to USB (I cant discover a USB TO ETHERNET adapter). If this isn’t attainable, if I plug the USB modem into my XP laptop, can I bridge the connections to my Win 98 laptop utilizing the XP laptop because the host?
I feel their is Ethernet to USB out their at present however not USB to ethernet. I dont see any motive why you shouldn’t be capable of hook up your USB modem to your XP laptop and use it as a bridge to the 98 laptop.
After all, it could be nicer to have an all-in-one unit, however you may accomplish your aim with this tools. You can’t use cable adapters to transform the modem’s USB into Ethernet. USB wants drivers to function, and Ethernet connections don’t present these drivers to the gadget. you may additionally join the modem to the XP machine and bridge connections, sure. however you may depart the system the way in which it’s and configure it to run easily like this:
If I had the hardwear in entrance of me, it could be simpler to offer specifics… however i can probly provide you with an concept of what to do. There are solely 2 steps right here:
1. configure an web gateway.
2. configure the router.
And the remainder is simple.
1. Arrange the web machine to SHARE AN INTERNET CONNECTION (you should use the wizard if you’d like, or simply allow Web Connection Sharing), which can flip the 98 into an web gateway. that gateway wants an IP handle designated, nevertheless. In essence, the 98 machine would be the web server, so the IP of the 98 machine is the IP of the gateway. Assign an handle, for instance: 192.168.1.1 to the 98 machine. the “192.168” is necessary, and the final strings you may stretch on, however for the sake of ease lets preserve it small. *TIP* the subnet masks will at all times be 255.255.255.zero. okay that takes care of the host machine.
2. after you’ve an web gateway, join the wi-fi router, and console (or IP) in to the settings, normally by going into web explorer and typing 192.168.zero.1 into the handle bar, and search for a slot for Web Gateway. Kind the handle assigned in step 1. thats that for the router. (there could also be different settings mandatory to your particular community, and if there are, you should definitely configure these.)
Lastly just a few housekeeping duties. make certain the workgroup for each machines is an identical. I normally use MSHOME because the workgroup. Additionally guarantee that on the XP machine, your IP handle is about to “Mechanically Acquire IP handle”, often known as DHCP.
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