Networking – How to share single 3G dongle network connection over a LAN which is connected via cable


I have a 3G dongle. What I can do is that I use this dongle on single PC. but I want to share this in my office on multiple computers. It is possible?

I am using windows 7.


Best Answer

If the other computers are Windows machines they can use your internet connection through a feature called Internet Connection Sharing.

  1. Open Network Connections by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, and then clicking Control Panel. In the search box, type 'adapter', and then, under Network and Sharing Center, click View network connections.

  2. Right-click the connection that you want to share, and then click Properties. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

  3. Click the Sharing tab, and then select the Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s Internet connection check box.

Full article here.

For a small LAN an alternative solution is to replace your router with one that has a USB port and 3G modem support - this way all connected machines will then be able to share the internet connection transparently.

Related Question