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Old 04-28-2011, 06:09 PM   #1
cdmoomaw
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Share a Mobile Broadband connection in Ubuntu


I use for my internet connection a Novatel MiFi 2200 Wireless device on Verizon Wireless. When I have it tethered, I would like to share the connection over my ethernet connection (I currently accomplish this in Windows by using ICS or Internet Connection Sharing). Is there a simple way to do this, or does it require specialized software?

Thanks in advance,
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Old 04-28-2011, 09:12 PM   #2
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Sure - piece of cake

In Ubuntu, for example, you just go into the "Network Manager" GUI and configure your interface for "Shared connections":

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...nectionSharing

'Hope that helps
 
Old 04-28-2011, 09:48 PM   #3
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I'll try it next time I am at my computer. It seems pretty straightforward.
 
Old 04-29-2011, 09:41 PM   #4
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Okay, I have gotten it to work, but I have run into some kinks. It seems that I can share my Mobile Broadband connection over eth0, but ONLY if I am disconnected from WiFi. Ubuntu seems to prioritize the WiFi connection over the MB one. Sometimes, however; I will want to share the WiFi connection. Is there any way to choose a specific connection to be shared, or even better, set the order in which Ubuntu looks for a connection?
 
  


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