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Easy(?) two-computer network

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  • Desktops
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  • Wireless Networking
Last response: in Wireless Networking
September 16, 2010 11:50:49 PM

I want to make it possible for a laptop with 802.11g wireless access to use my desktop computer's internet connection. My desktop computer is running Vista and has internet access by way of a DSL modem plugged into the desktop's ethernet NIC.

A while ago, I tried to add a router (with the DSL modem plugged into the router), but I ran into a problem. For the moment, I would like to sidestep that problem.

So... I have two questions:

1. Is it possible to add a USB wireless access point to my desktop computer to create a network of two computers, in order to allow the laptop to use my internet connection?

2. If point 1 isn't possible (or if it will cause more headaches than it will cure), can I get a cheap USB router to create a network separate from the one defined by my existing NIC, and share my internet connection that way?

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September 17, 2010 10:23:24 AM

You're better off with a wireless router. You should put your DSL modem in Bridge Mode.
September 24, 2010 12:48:31 AM

Best answer selected by yoopits.