Using a wireless device as an internet source

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glimps
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 20:37    Post subject: Using a wireless device as an internet source Reply with quote
I want to use my iPhone data connection on dd-wrt so dd-wrt would share its data link with all the devices on the network. In Canada it is legal tether with the data plan. Since it seems only legal in Canada, not much exists on how to push the envelope a bit.

I've been searching a bit on google, but I have honestly no clue how that's called so I'm posting here in hope of some help.

I have a little program on my iPhone called PDANet that reroute web requests from the WiFi connection to 3G. To use the program I create an ad-hoc network on my computer and connect my iPhone to it.

I tried creating a WiFi network without any internet acces on DD-WRT, then connecting my iPhone and my laptop to it. It doesn't work, my laptop doesn't have acces to the internet.

Any idea if I can achieve this?

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soulstace
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 0:19    Post subject: Reply with quote
Does your laptop have internet access while ad-hoc connected to the iphone?

If so, try plugging in a Switch to the laptop's network card and enable internet connection sharing. Bridge the two network interfaces if necessary.
bjoeg
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 8:01    Post subject: Reply with quote
Use the the client mode wireless.

http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Client_Mode_Wireless
seesoe
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 19:19    Post subject: Reply with quote
this is the exact same thing i'm trying to do. i'm using this for a robot of mine, have you got this to work?

if not let me know we can try to work it out
cheers
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soulstace
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 22:16    Post subject: Reply with quote
I noticed a setting for Adhoc in dd-wrt wireless settings.

It seems you have a lot of available options.
seesoe
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 22:18    Post subject: Reply with quote
this link is from an old fw i think
http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Client_Mode_Wireless

i couldn't get it to work i tried once following that page i kind of got it but there's just a lot of steps one most do to get it working. I'm not sure...
soulstace
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 22:28    Post subject: Reply with quote
Wow, that tutorial has gone overboard. Client mode does not take long to set up.

All you do is set the router Local IP in different network than main. Then you switch to client mode and enter in SSID and security settings to match the primary access point. That's it. I don't have to write a 10 page article on it.
seesoe
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 22:35    Post subject: Reply with quote
yeah that is what i was thinking the whole time, im not sure about the adhoc setting i think it should work
http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/WebInterfaceWirelessBasicSettings
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