i'm new to this site because i hope someone here can help me with my problem.
i have a computer that needs to connect to the internet just long enough to register a program, so i only need a temporary solution at any usable speed. the network card is physically broken.
i have an epson stylus photo tx700w printer that connects to my network through ethernet, USB, wireless, bluetooth or memory card. i assume it may be possible to bridge or tunnel an internet connection through the printer.
i vaguely remember from my days on freeBSD that i could mount a port through SSH tunnelling, but in this case the target computer is windows XP and this laptop is windows vista. also, i don't know how much control i actually have over the printer's internal settings.
does anyone believe it may be possible to achieve a temporary internet connection through the printer in this case, or am i just barking up a tree?