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Can I share my internet access using an HDMI 1.4 cable straight from my desktop to my laptop?

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June 9, 2014 4:25:43 PM

I want to have internet access on my laptop but I dont have a wireless router. I do have the new HDMI cable and both my desktop and my laptop are equipped with HDMI ports. Can I just plug the HDMI cable into my desktop and my laptop and have internet connection on my laptop?
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June 9, 2014 4:33:39 PM

No, that's not how it works.
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June 9, 2014 4:50:03 PM

I assume you're talking about ethernet over HDMI, here's a quote from a page selling hdmi with ethernet cables:


"HDMI Ethernet Channel - The HDMI Ethernet Channel provides 100 Mbps, full-duplex Ethernet traffic along the HDMI cable, allowing a wired or wireless Ethernet connection on one device to be propagated to other devices. Note that for this feature to be functional, all pieces of equipment between the Ethernet source and the destination must support the HDMI Ethernet Channel feature."

The problem with your setup is that both the hdmi ports in question (the pc and the laptop) are designed to be outputs not inputs. So while I think it is possible for it to work, it's something the manufacturer's never even thought of implementing.
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June 9, 2014 8:33:08 PM

oh poop....thanks for your help anyway
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June 13, 2014 11:50:21 PM

YES you can! The latest HDMI 1.4 cables will now let you access Internet data along the same cable that currently transfers only video and audio data. That new feature is dubbed the HDMI Ethernet Channel, and, once it’s adopted by the industry, you’ll be able to get rid of the Ethernet cables connecting every single web-connected device. It transfers data at up to 100 megabits per second.


Follow the instructions here: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/tech-tips-and-tr...

For Quality HDMI cables here: http://www.electronicwholesalersonline.com.au/hdmi-cabl...
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June 14, 2014 12:27:35 AM

charlottesmith said:
YES you can! The latest HDMI 1.4 cables will now let you access Internet data along the same cable that currently transfers only video and audio data. That new feature is dubbed the HDMI Ethernet Channel, and, once it’s adopted by the industry, you’ll be able to get rid of the Ethernet cables connecting every single web-connected device. It transfers data at up to 100 megabits per second.


Follow the instructions here: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/tech-tips-and-tr...

For Quality HDMI cables here: http://www.electronicwholesalersonline.com.au/hdmi-cabl...


hi so i have this ethernet HDMI cable but when i plug it into my computer with internet and my laptop i still cant access the internet on my laptop. can you help?

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