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Old 09-30-2012, 12:15 AM   #1
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Want to share wifi over ethernet connection


Hello.

I want to make a transition from my fiber cable in my house to using only my 3g modem.

To do this I want to use my linux as a gateway between my wifi 3g modem and my home network using a wifi usb to receive and ethernet to pass it on.

How can I setup my linux pc(opensuse 12.1 but I can also have some experience with terminal) to recieve the wifi internet signal and then share it with my network through the ethernet port.

I have 2 ethernet ports. 1 will be used for sharing internet. The other will be for my media server.

I did a google for this situation but I couldn’t find anything about this. I may just be really bad at searching but if someone can point me in the correct direction I will be very grateful.
 
Old 09-30-2012, 01:28 AM   #2
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by disabling Network-Manager, enabling classic networking config, then by using bridge-utils
 
Old 09-30-2012, 11:39 PM   #3
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by disabling Network-Manager, enabling classic networking config, then by using bridge-utils
Thank you for the direction.

Thats going to cause a little problem for me because I currently use network manager to connect to my VPN. You may be able to do it another way but I need to learn it.
 
Old 10-01-2012, 09:01 AM   #4
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i'm confused (wifi and 3g are not the same thing ?)

check this out:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...6/#post3804866
 
Old 10-01-2012, 09:58 AM   #5
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I want to make a transition from my fiber cable in my house to using only my 3g modem.
I'm with schneidz, a fibre link via a WiFi router is much faster than a 3g modem. a 3g modem is a dongle sold by a telco which supplies what I know as "Mobile Broadband" over the mobile phone network. At present the world is waiting for 4G which is going to be much faster. Does the Op perhaps mean a WiFi dongle rather than 3G?

Play Bonny!
 
Old 10-02-2012, 12:45 AM   #6
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I'm with schneidz, a fibre link via a WiFi router is much faster than a 3g modem. a 3g modem is a dongle sold by a telco which supplies what I know as "Mobile Broadband" over the mobile phone network. At present the world is waiting for 4G which is going to be much faster. Does the Op perhaps mean a WiFi dongle rather than 3G?

Play Bonny!
Its 3g hotspot that has wifi support. Basically it connects to the internet over 3g and then transmits it to devices over wifi.

I want to use a wifi dongle to recieve the wifi signal from the 3g hotspot device and then transmit it over a wired connection to the rest of my network.(does that make sense?).

I know its going to go from 80M down(currently) to about 2-4M down(what I get on my phone when connected through the 3g hotspot device).
 
Old 10-02-2012, 06:34 AM   #7
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^ the link i provided in post #4 should do exactly that.
 
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^ the link i provided in post #4 should do exactly that.
Thank you very much. It looks like what Im looking for.

Im going to spend some time trying to set it up and if I have other problems make another thread.
 
Old 10-02-2012, 08:32 AM   #9
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hi Adol,
I have share a wifi connection through cable like this:
- right click on "Network Manager" icon in the taskbar;
- open "Edit Connections" window;
- in the "Wired" tab, add a new connection choosing "Shared to other computers" in "IPv4 Settings" tab and apply;
- connect the two devices with an ethernet crossover cable;
(reboot might be required)
- Done!
 
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