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Conect my desktop to my laptop and use its internet connection

I have a old laptop with win 7 on it and a new desktop with win 7 also on it and my laptop has a wireleess card in it (so i am connected to the internet with it) but i dident get a wireless card for my desctop yet i want to connect the 2 with a ethernet cable and use its(the laptop) internet connection. Help??????????????/
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  1. Markusx64 said:
    I have a old laptop with win 7 on it and a new desktop with win 7 also on it and my laptop has a wireleess card in it (so i am connected to the internet with it) but i dident get a wireless card for my desctop yet i want to connect the 2 with a ethernet cable and use its(the laptop) internet connection. Help??????????????/


    I believe you are trying to do Internet Connection Sharing, and it is possible in Windows.

    To connect the two systems, you'd need a crossover cable, not a standard network cable. Once you do that, you can set up ICS

    See if this link helps http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Using-ICS-Internet-Connection-Sharing
  2. huron said:
    I believe you are trying to do Internet Connection Sharing, and it is possible in Windows.

    To connect the two systems, you'd need a crossover cable, not a standard network cable. Once you do that, you can set up ICS

    See if this link helps http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Using-ICS-Internet-Connection-Sharing

    can usend me a link to order crosover cable (newegg or tigerdirect)
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    Sorry that I didn't get back to you until now. I use CablesForLess, since it's so cheap (and quality).

    Here's a link to a 14ft cable. If you need longer, they more than likely make it, but you could always use a couple to connect the crossover (which reversed the pins) to a regular ethernet cable (straight-through)

    Crossover - http://www.cablesforless.com/p-608-14-foot-350mhz-cat5e-crossover-cable-booted-orange.aspx?v=616

    Coupler - http://www.cablesforless.com/p-147-rj45-8-conductor-8p8c-data-coupler.aspx?v=155

    Hope that helps.
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