How come I cannot get a second computer to browse the web over an ad hoc network?

by on May 4, 2009

Q: I recently purchased a netbook with AT&T 3G service with the intention of sharing that connection with my roommate over an ad hoc wireless connection. I shared the local area connection that is hooked up to the 3G, and I made an ad hoc with the wireless. The other computer is able to connect to the internet now through the ad hoc using almost everything except a web browser. It can log onto skype and it can use aim now but when I try to browse a webpage it doesnt load. This makes me think a specific port is blocked so I turned off the windows firewall but that did not work and am not sure what else I can do. Is there a way to get around this?


One Response to “How come I cannot get a second computer to browse the web over an ad hoc network?”
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    I am sure some of the other geeks here will help with the port issue. If, however, you decide you want to allow access to your friend without having your computer online you might want to read Creating A Wireless Network With Verizon’s Wireless USB720 Broadband Modem
    or Can I share a USB modem with service from Sprint or Verizon?