Can you use your Mac as a wireless router with a usb 3g card ?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by redz120, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. redz120 macrumors newbie

    redz120

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    Hi Mac Forum,

    I have a bit of a dilemma, you see I have BlackBerry service on my phone but im planning to buy a usb 3g modem and disconnect my phone's internet service. I would like to know if it's possible to connect the usb 3g modem to my MacBook and use my Airport card to create a wireless router so other devices can connect to the web such as my BlackBerry. Is this possible?

    Thanks in advance.
    :apple:Redz120:apple:
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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  4. svenwillmann macrumors member

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    There is another solution which I use (without problems) for almost a year now

    http://www.dovado.com/UMR.html

    Maybe something to look into as well.

    One can just unplug and plug in the modem without restarting the router, so very user friendly.
     
  5. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    I tried with my MacBook last year using a Huawei card on the 3 network in the UK with no luck.
     
  6. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    I use my MBP as a wireless (and wired) "router" using INternet Sharing while thethering my BlackBerry.
     

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