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Using a laptops wireless to connect a desktop to the internet

Last response: in Wireless Networking
December 22, 2009 4:23:18 PM

i am trying to connect my son's desktop to the internet but my router is in a seperate room and i don't want to run a whole lot of cables. i have a laptop i was wondering if i could use a cable between the laptop and the pc to get the internet on the other side of the house?
a b D Laptop
December 22, 2009 4:42:50 PM

Have a look at Windows Internet Connection Sharing -- you link the computer which is connected to the router to the second machine by a crossover ethernet cable (as a dealer). If a computer lacks an ethernet socket, it's quite simple to add a Network Interface Card.

The main drawback of ICS is that both machines have to be on.
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