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Aquiring LAN through WIFI hotspot if ISP drops


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#1 bloopie

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 07:05 PM

Has anyone ever tried or succeeded in this endeavor?


If an Optimum Cable connection drops, is it possible to take an Optimum WIFI hotspot through a laptop and bridge the WIFI card to LAN, and aquire an internet connection?

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 07:51 PM

To my knowledge you have to be paying for the Wifi Hotspot service. Before hurricane Sandy hit, I always used a optimum landline for my internet connection.
But afterword I could not longer live in my house so I cancelled the landline cable connection and switched to only using Optimum wifi hotspots.

You may want to check out the "free" optimum wifi services they offer, for more information.
I think the catch is that you have to already be a optimum customer, to use it.

I am currently using this service, but must pay for it. (Even though they say "free")

I have heard that there are some more underground methods for getting this service free.. but I don't think they are by any means legal.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 02:22 PM

Hi Yoshi and thanks,

I think you're misunderstanding what I'm trying to do. :wink:

Forget weather it's a pay or no pay thing. I'm trying to "bridge" the WIFI card to LAN and run my network that way through my laptop's WIFI.

I haven't heard of it being done before, but I don't really see what would prevent this.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 07:47 PM

A bit late to the party, Not an exact soultion but if you have a router that is compatible with DD-WRT you can connect the router to the WIFI and connect to the lan or wireless. I have a Netgear router that connects to my Verizon through wifi tether when I ventured away from Time warner. Have you tried "bridiging" the connections in Network conections. See the topic here


Edited by Sneakycyber, 17 February 2013 - 07:47 PM.

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