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Hi, I have a usb Verizon wireless card. At the time we got it, we didn't realize we had the option of getting the myfi mobile hot spot. Anyways, we use the card on the desktop, and would like to use the desktop's ethernet port to forward the connection to a wireless router. I'm sure there is a fairly simple way of doing it, but I wanted to see if anyone on here could give me some insight. Thanks!
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Hmmmmm, that might be a tough one since you usually need to connect the modem (in this case there is none) to the router and then route the signal to a wireless card (which is pretty much what you are using right now through verizon) I'm not sure if there is a way that I know of but I'm pretty sure there is a work around though. Maybe someone else could chime-in if they know of a way to get this to work.
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You need to create a network. Go to network and sharing center > Change adapter settings > right click on verizon card > properties > sharing tab.

Under the drop down menu you want to select your Verizon connected computer's Ethernet port. Also, you must either disable DHCP on your router or switch your Verizon computer to the Router's WAN port (typically it sits away from your regular ethernet ports)
 
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Thanks for the replies! It's going to be a little while before I am able to test this out, but I will definitely be trying it.
So if I plug in the VZW computer to the WAN port, will I just have to set the router's connection type to "Always on?" Opposed to like PPoE (I know it's not that, don't remember the other options though).
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Thanks for the replies! It's going to be a little while before I am able to test this out, but I will definitely be trying it.
So if I plug in the VZW computer to the WAN port, will I just have to set the router's connection type to "Always on?" Opposed to like PPoE (I know it's not that, don't remember the other options though).
You would configure the WAN Settings on the router to "DHCP" or "Dynamic Address" or "Assign Address Automatically" or something along those lines - depending on the model.

Just bear in mind that this creates a double-NAT network, so if you have any services that run on computers connected to the router, you will have to configure firewall exceptions and port-forwarding on both the router, and the VZW computer...
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alternatively he can turn of the dhcp function of the router and use it as a switch, then he can plug into the LAN ports and get rid of the double NAT. either way works. though using the router as a switch would probably be ideal.
 
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connectify.me is a program that shares, modems, wireless, or ethernet. Only for windows 7 though, I use it to route like so wireless router>laptop>itouch or droid.
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alternatively he can turn of the dhcp function of the router and use it as a switch, then he can plug into the LAN ports and get rid of the double NAT. either way works. though using the router as a switch would probably be ideal.
That does sound ideal. You say plug into the LAN ports.. Would wireless functions still be possible?

Or, if I go the other way, would there be a way to disable all security on the router - like open all the ports - and just use the security on the VZW computer?
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