pc and mac sharing a mobile broadband connection

By jb97link ·
I have a Windows XP desktop and an iBook G4 wireless laptop that currently share an internet connection via Lynksys WRT54G.

We are going on the road for about a year, and want to go mobile with our Internet. Sprint offered me a Linksys WRT54G3G-ST router with a PC card that fits into the router for Internet sharing. The problem is, if I just want to take my laptop somewhere, I have to drag the router with me since my iBook G4 does not have a slot for the card. They couldn't think of another way for me to share the connection.

Sprint has a USB PC card, which would fit into both computers. Could I put the USB card into the desktop and use a Linksys WRT54GS router to share the connection between PC and my wireless Mac? The Sprint specialist didn't know, as they do not sell this router.

Can you think of a better way?

Thanks for any help. Jb97link

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From my understanding of your situation...

by Fregeus In reply to pc and mac sharing a mobi ...

my question is, can two PCs with the USB Sprint card talk to each other wirelessly? If yes, then i cannot see why, if you configure your PC to share the Internet link, why it would not work.

The Sprint Tech should be able to answer that question. My personal experience is that it probably can't because the card is probably cannot be configured as an access point. But if it can, and you configure the notebook to talk to it. I see no reason why it would not work.

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