I just bought a Wireless Router that has 4 Ethernet LAN Ports and one WAN port. The manual that came along with the Router asks to connect a Broadband (Cable/xDSL) modem to the WAN port. However, I do NOT have a Broadband modem. I use a 4G USB modem to connect to the internet.
What I would like to do is share my Computers internet over the Wireless Router.
What I've tried so far:
- Opened "Network and Sharing Center" (I'm on Windows 8)
- There are two adapters listed. One is the Computers Eternet adapter (I connected it to the WAN port of the Router) and the other is the USB Internet.
- Right Clicked on the USB Internet adapter -> Properties -> Sharing -> (checked) Allow other network users to connect through this computer's Internet connection
Expected Result: I wanted to be able to connect my Samsung Tablet to the internet by using the Wireless Router. But it seems its not working. The router isn't routing Internet.
What am I doing wrong? I feel the solution is simple enough, but I am totally new to networking. This is my first attempt really.
Any help would be hugely appreciated.
EDIT: After I did a bridge between the two connections, I lost internet connectivity. The following screenshot might help
With the bridge in place, I connected another PC to the router via an Ethernet cable. On that computer, IP addresses shown on the Router configuration page (192.168.1.2) seemed to be the right ones. However there was no internet connectivity on that computer as well.