View Full Version : [ubuntu] Spring u760 modem. how share internet connection to mac book over LAN

February 15th, 2010, 04:51 AM
I have a PC with Ubuntu 9.10. It gets its Internet from a USB Sprint U760 broadband modem.

the PC is connected by ethernet to a netgear router which is connected by ethernet to an MAC Airport Router. I have a macbook laptop that connects to the airport through wifi.

I want to set the PC up as a gateway to share the broadband cards connection with the macbook. I know that I can resolve this by purchasing a wifi router compatible with a usb modem, but is there any way to make this work with out purchasing yet another router?

I have attempted to use Firestarter to do this but it doesn't seem to recognize the broadband USB modem as a connection and thus doesn't share it.

please help. I am a bit new to Ubuntu/linux but do have some computer skills.

thanks for help in advance.