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Hey guys!

I have a bit of a complex issue here. I'm getting internet access via USB-WiFi, but need to spread it over multiple devices. I am currently sharing the connection through a direct LAN cable to another system using Windows' sharing feature (192.168.137.1), but I would like to share the connection to more than just one device, ideally with another WiFi network.

I have a D-Link DIR-816L router lying around here, but I am not sure how to set it up to use the shared LAN connection of the primary system as an internet source, I'm guessing with the WAN port of the router.

Could anyone please guide me through the procedure, please?
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can you get a hard connection from router A (current router x.x.x.1) to where you are located? then you can turn off dhcp on router B (your D-link) give it a static ip of x.x.x.2, connect the wire from A to B in the 4 "switch" side of the router- that way it is both a wireless access point and a hardwired hub.
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Originally Posted by FuzzyPants View Post

can you get a hard connection from router A (current router x.x.x.1) to where you are located? then you can turn off dhcp on router B (your D-link) give it a static ip of x.x.x.2, connect the wire from A to B in the 4 "switch" side of the router- that way it is both a wireless access point and a hardwired hub.
That's just the thing... I have to go through the WiFi connection, and only the USB device I'm using is strong enough to get a decent signal (TP-Link TL-WN8200ND). I've tried Access Points and Range Extenders, but nothing really works.

Basically I want to use the WiFi-PC as the WAN device for the router, if that's even possible...
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have you tried plugging an unmanaged switch into the box that is sharing its connection? If you're using ICS then it runs a DHCP server so unless it's artificially limited to just one lease you should be able to connect a number of devices through a switch and get separate IP addresses for each of them
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I have run multiple PC's (mini LAN party) via Switch on a shared connection, so I know that's possible. Unfortunately I don't have one myself and would prefer to use something with WiFi capability for mobile devices.

Internet -> USB-WiFi -> PC-LAN -> Router-WiFi -> Other devices

Is this even possible? To configure the Router to use the ICS as a WAN...
Edited by Rayce185 - 2/11/16 at 2:26pm
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Just plug the wire from the pc into one of the LAN ports of your spare router.
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