Question by Bryan c: Can I use my laptop to distribute my broadband to a voip router through the ethernet port?
I have recently added a voip connection to my broadband connection. Here’s the deal. I have a wireless router (neighbors) that i have access to but cant change settings. I can connect my laptop to it using the wireless option. I have a router that connects to the phone. Can I connect the router to the laptop and use the internet connection I am currently using and use same ip? Do I have to create a vpn? Its a motorola vt2142 (vonage router). Is there any way to do this? I require the phone for my work and would appreciate if someone could help me out with this!
Answer by WhiteGirl L♥ver
thats a REALLY tough question and i doubt youll get many responses given how many variables are involved.. lets see if any of the top contributors help you out…. probably not though..
i think this is what you’d have to do… you’d have to install ICS (internet connection sharing) on your computer. then you’d have to get ANOTHER computer and connect it to yours and make sure ICS is working properly. IF you can get that to work, then i would attach the router and hope it uses the laptop’s internet to get your phone service.
setting up ICS will be moderately difficult. ensuring it works by getting a second computer to hook up to your first (and youll need a crossover cable unless you have something to do a hardware crossover with) and testing the ICS will be very difficult. and setting up the router IF you got ICS to work to get internet will be quite trying, and then finally hoping that phone works will be an act of god, nearly.
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