Wireless LAN on XP With Verizon Mifi---Can I Do This?

Wireless LAN on XP With Verizon Mifi---Can I Do This?

PostBy: markleo On: Sun. Feb. 12, 2012 12:08 am

I have a Verizon MiFi hotspot for Internet access. I have a desktop and a laptop that both connect to the Internet through this device. I want to know how I might set up a LAN between my desk, laptop, and wireless printer for file sharing and printing. I have a Linksys Wireless-G router, but Linksys said that it will not work because I cannot attach the MiFi to the Wireless-G router via an ethernet cable.

So, I'm thinking that I can use the MiFi 4150L device to act as a router and set up a LAN. Any ideas? I don't really know how to do this...and have never set up a network before. I am somewhat computer savvy though and I did build my own desktop, so I am not afraid to try!

Appreciate the help!
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Re: Wireless LAN on XP With Verizon Mifi---Can I Do This?

PostBy: kozel On: Sun. Feb. 12, 2012 6:35 am

I assume that it is just a router for phone data networks. With your laptop and desktop connected can you take them to a command prompt and key in ipconfig /all? I'd expect you get 2 different IP addresses that have the same subnet (192.168.1... for example). Take the IP address you get for the desktop and key it into the explorer address bar (that's windows explorer not internet explorer) on the laptop with 2 backslashes in front of it (\\ for example). You should see the 'shares' on the desktop assuming you've created shared folders on the desktop. If you haven't, just create a folder on the desktop and right click the folder select properties and turn on sharing and it should show up. Allow other users to change files if that is what you want.
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Re: Wireless LAN on XP With Verizon Mifi---Can I Do This?

PostBy: MURDOC1 On: Sun. Feb. 12, 2012 8:12 am

This is well beyond me, but, For the wireless printing and file sharing between devices you can always use just the Linksystem router and create your own network for the devices to connect to... Granted you will have to switch 'connections' from the MiFi over to the G router when you want to share, but it is an easy way to create a LAN for the devices... I did this with my Apple iPad and iPhone and a HP H470 mobile printer, used a cheap Netgear N-150 router and created a proprietary network, I can connect my devices to in order to push to the mobile printer... I can now print on the go in my work truck, wirelessly from the iPad and iPhone... This is not possible to do with Apple devices without a network of sorts... Apple themselves could not answer my countless questions asking how can I print wirelessly in a true remote environment? They continually said to use an AirPrint printer, have you seen those things, I don't want a glass flatbed scanner in my vehicle nor do I want to purchase an inverter to power it from 12VDC!!! Nonetheless it works flawless with my home brew router setup in the tractor trailer, you could easily do the same at home with the gear you already have on hand...
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Re: Wireless LAN on XP With Verizon Mifi---Can I Do This?

PostBy: WNY On: Sun. Feb. 12, 2012 9:12 am

You have to setup each device for a NETWORK and then setup the drives or computers for SHARING and give them a name.

Do a search/help on WINDOWS for SETTING UP A HOME OR OFFICE NETWORK.(Or google search).
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Re: Wireless LAN on XP With Verizon Mifi---Can I Do This?

PostBy: ValterBorges On: Sun. Feb. 12, 2012 11:25 am

**Broken Link(s) Removed**

Enable network discovery on xp.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/wind ... -discovery

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/wind ... me-network

I remember reading something about xp sp3 needing a hotfix for network discovery.

Run a windows update and get all latest sp and hf.
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