Re: Possible? PC as gateway to Internet for USB access point/wifi card
- From: CraiginNJ <craig@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2008 00:33:44 -0700 (PDT)
Thanks for the suggestions, Harry331.
Yes, a wifi hotspot independent of the existing network is the primary
approach being explored, but that will take over a year to get
negotiated, budgeted, authorized, and scheduled, and the cost will be
driven up 100-fold.
Login PC ? via what protocol ?
Simple WinXP system login, but the default ID and a password are
shared by dozens of users on any of the few shared PCs in a semi-
public room. The desired level of network protection is configured
into those PCs and in the network, so having password-protected wifi
through one of those PC's to the Internet would maintain that.
And you think you can login a PC without installing software ?
Not exactly. The PC would be manually logged into first in order to
run the get the PC's connectivity started and to run a tiny program
that does the bridging during a work session. (E.g., something simple
like the tiny script or java program I saw demonstrated over a decade
ago on a PC with a pair of wired connections.)
Maybe you can run a proxy server on your PC.
And your guests can setup their browsers to point to your PC as the
proxy server. But again you need to install a proxy server on your PC.
Yes, something like that. In today's Windows, I think I'm seeing that
the simplest software approach would normally be ICS or Windows
bridging, but those require "installation" (or configuration + reboot)
rather than just running software.
I seem to recall doing something like that a decade agoThen you are the expert. You already have had a solution yourself.
Alas, it wasn't me, but an engineer in my team. The demo project that
used that was shelved within 2 years and everyone involved (including
me) left that company sooner or later, so there's no going back to
learn out how it was done. (The last I heard of the engineer, he had
moved back to India and changed careers.)
- Prev by Date: Re: Belkin F5D 7050 USB Network Adapter
- Next by Date: The best offer-Php Script (Download Software & Script)
- Previous by thread: Re: Possible? PC as gateway to Internet for USB access point/wifi card
- Next by thread: Re: Possible? PC as gateway to Internet for USB access point/wifi card