Umm, ok, nevermind, after searching a bunch of Japanese blogs and
message boards it sounds like there is no such technical limitation
on running a router behind the E-Mobile connection. People have been
using a PC as a router to connect iPhones and HTC Touches and the like.
So I tried again and it worked, straight out of the box. Must have
been something weird on the client PC side. Sorry for the
Yay E-Mobile. :)
On Dec 8, 2007, at 6:28 PM, Joseph Luk wrote:
> Hi all,
> Any ideas about how one might go about sharing an E-Mobile connection?
> Been using E-Mobile HSDPA for a while now and am very happy with
> it. Occasionally, it would be useful to be able to share the
> connection with a second laptop. Normally, this would be easy
> using something like the built-in NAT router on Mac OS X -- and
> this has worked in the past (albeit painfully) using an EDGE phone
> connected via Bluetooth. But for some reason E-Mobile seems to be
> smart enough to drop packets originating behind a NAT router or
> I guess it's reasonable for them to have such a limitation. But
> I'm not looking to run a hotspot or even a home network off the
> connection -- just would like to avoid swapping the USB modem back
> and forth when I'm out with a friend with a laptop. And I'm sure
> I'm one of their "lighter" users in terms of bandwidth usage.
> I tried tunnelling over a VPN, but the NAT router on Mac OS X seems
> to run below the VPN level. There's got to be some other
> workaround involving tunnelling or encryption...
> Any ideas for a workaround?
> Thanks in advance!
> Joseph Luk
> Nara, Japan
Received on Sat Dec 8 11:51:02 2007