I want to connect a DirecTV satelite receiver using an ethernet connection in the receiver, to my laptop, which has an internet connection, so that, the satellite receiver has internet connection. Can I use an ethernet connection that plugs into an electrical outlet that transmits the information via home wiring to my laptop and utilize a second ethernet connection that plugs into an electrical outlet and then plugs into my laptop ethernet connection and then setup the network via software in Windows XP? I know that Windows will setup the wireless modem for the internet connection because I am already connected to the internet. Will Windows XP setup the bridge from the USB modem to the ethernet connection and allow the satellite receiver to access the internet????
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i'm having the same issue , that i already have a wireless connection to the laptop and i want to transmitt this signal to the tv receiver via an ethernet cable. i already have an idea but actually i didn't try it before. it's as follows :
1- first thing you have to buy a usb network adapter
2- connect it to the laptop and after configuring it with the laptop and adding the proper driver to be working properly.
3- in windows 7, go to my network places (otherwise the similar window in other versions ) , and make a bridge between your wireless network adapter & the new added adapter
4- then the added adapter will work as an output place for the signal
5- connect it to your receiver finally