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Cannot share internet between two pcs with Sierra 250u aircard

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Cannot share internet between two pcs with Sierra 250u aircard

Running XP on both desktops, network is running, but cannot share internet between them.  Our old novatel u720 worked for it, but this new aircard will not share internet, with or without a router.  We live in rural area and do not have access to other ISPs.  Help?

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Re: Cannot share internet between two pcs with Sierra 250u aircard

You need to  get  either Sierra Overdrive has got Universal Wi-Fi compatibility (Wi-Fi connection 802.11b or g)/Wi-Fi range up to 150 feet.  or Novatel Mi-FI 2200 device  to share internet between two pc's.

Sprint Product Ambassador

Re: Cannot share internet between two pcs with Sierra 250u aircard

Buying a new device is definitely a solution, and most likely the easiest way to get mobile broadband to multiple computers.

However, if you don't mind plugging in a few things, you can check out the Cradlepoint CTR350 and PHS300  devices.  They are WiFi routers that can use your Sierra Aircard 250U as the Internet connection, then share the internet data over WiFi to multiple computers in your house.

They are available at some Sprint stores and a variety of online sources.

Thanks for the post!

Will

Product Ambassador, long time Sprint employee
Journeyman

Re: Cannot share internet between two pcs with Sierra 250u aircard

Deeen1,

I’d have to agree with my co-workers here. The fastest and most effective way of doing this is by upgrading to our personal hotspot devices such as the Sierra Wireless Overdrive or Novatel Wireless’ Mi-Fi. Our Cradlepoint devices will do the charm also.

However, you should still be able to use your current device, the 250U with ICS (Internet connection sharing) in Windows with a regular router, but you’d need to make sure you have an Ethernet adapter in the host PC with ICS properly configured and disable DHCP (basically enabling switch or hub mode) on the router you would need to use.

Keep in mind however; most of our newer price plan has a 5G data limit (3G), so hooking up additional computers could be a very quick way to exceed that limit if all the computers are used for heavy internet access.

Thanks,

reesethegeek

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