How Do I Share My Cricket Broadband Connection on my linksys wireless router

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by kendallsmac, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2010
    I want to Share My A600 USB Cricket Broadband internet Connection on my linksys wireless router. I have a mac running Leopard.
  2. macrumors 68000

    Sep 10, 2008
    Asheville, NC
    I'm not explicitly familiar with your situation, but are you saying that the source of your broadband is a USB device? If so, you need an always-on computer effectively to be your router. Assuming this device shows up in your network settings, you can turn on internet sharing and tell your computer to share this connection over ethernet. Connect this to one of the LAN ports on your linksys, and turn OFF the DHCP server on the linksys, as your host computer will become your DHCP server and router. The linksys will only be a switch/bridge.
  3. macrumors 68040


    Dec 19, 2004
    I guess you are trying to share your access from a cellular broadband connection. You may want to find out if connection sharing is allowed in your service agreement.

    Though unless you are out in the country where other services are available. Why don't you go for a likely cheaper and faster land connection with a higher data usage cap?

    Otherwise Detrius' suggestion should work.
  4. macrumors 65816

    Jul 26, 2005
    If I understand it, you are trying to do this:

    Internet --> USB Modem Stick --> Router --> Mac(s)

    This would probably be the best solution. It would replace your Linksys router. These devices are designed specifically for what you are trying to do.

    This is a similar product, but it doesn't have any wired ethernet ports.

    Netgear also makes a wireless router with a USB port for a 3G modem but I haven't heard great things about that one. Here is the link to the Netgear one, but I personally wouldn't buy it.
  5. macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2010
    I think CradlePoint would be the best solution , It works great with me , the best part that it is compatible with all devices laptops phones xbox etc...


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