Many of you have probably seen commercials lately pushing heavily for
mobile broadband. It's all the rage for road warriors who need to get
high speed internet access while out in the field with their laptops. In
past years, many have found ways to tether their smartphones to their
laptops to get access. Although this is a great way to get mobile
broadband, some providers have been known to shut down accounts doing
this. Things have progressed quite far ahead lately where laptop EVDO
and EDGE PCMCIA and USB cards are affordable to the masses.
High speed wireless cards are great but with one downfall -- it's a one
user device. Or is it? In a recent trip outdoors, I was scratching my
head trying to find a way to bring broadband access to 20+ people. I had
one Verizon Wireless laptop USB card and a basic 802.11g wifi router.
After tinkering around for an hour or two, I found a way to share that
single cellphone connection amongst everyone.