Share a 3g or Dialup connection to a games console or computer

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  1. InsaneNutter

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    This guide will show you the best way to share your 3g or Dialup connection using Windows, this guide is based on Windows 7 however the same principle applies to Windows XP and Windows Vista, the screenshots might slightly differ.

    The guide will presume you have the drivers for your 3g data card installed or if you are using a mobile phone the PC suite software is installed and your mobile phone is connected to your pc.

    First find the networking centre, in Windows 7 this is in Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Centre.

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    Look for Setup a new connection and network, this should be very similar for Vista and Windows 7, if you’re on Windows XP I believe there is an option on the left hand menu to create a new connection, that’s what you want to find.

    The type of connection you want to setup is a dialup connection.

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    Now this is the important bit, the number you want to dial for a 3g connection is is *99#, im unsure if this is the same through the world but in the UK / Europe it should be correct, if unsure try it and if you’re not successful ask your provider. Obviously if you were using a 56k dialup connection you would enter the phone number to dial here.

    For a 3g connection you shouldn’t need a username / password, if you do I’m sure you will have it.

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    Hopefully all been well Windows will connect your 3g connection and you will be on the internet.

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    I believe if you have more than one modem you will be able to select which to use, if not follow the guide and you will be show where to select the modem later on.

    Now in the networking centre click change adaptor settings and you should see all your network connections.

    Its recommended to disable any connections not in use so you only have your ethernet connection and your dialup connection.

    Make sure both connections are connected, dial the 3g / dialup one and makesure the cable to your console / hub or switch is connected for the Ethernet connection.

    Right click the 3g / Dialup connection and select properties

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    Here is where you can change the modem and settings if needed

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    Now select the sharing tab and select all 3 options, then ok it.

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    Back in network connections you should see the 3g / Dialup connection is shared.

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    Disconnect the 3g connection and turn the pc / games console off.

    Now connect the 3g / dialup connection.

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    When its connected turn your games console / other pc on, all been well it should get an ip address from your pc and be connected to the internet through the 3g / dialup connection.
     
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    Thanks again Nutter!! it works!!
     

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