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Connecting laptop to internet through another laptop

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October 18, 2010 10:27:54 PM

I currently connect to my wireless provider just using my laptops built in wi-fi. My wife's daughter has a laptop that i want to connect to the internet through my connection. How do i configure?
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a b D Laptop
October 18, 2010 10:38:36 PM

Check Windows Help for instructions on Windows Internet Connection Sharing (ICS).

Basically you connect the two computers' network sockets via crossover version of an ethernet cable. And start the networking wizard. Remember to turn off firewalls on both machines while setting up.
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October 18, 2010 10:40:42 PM

I want to connect them wirelessly. This cuts out having to look at her when we're both online! :D 
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a b D Laptop
October 19, 2010 4:45:52 AM

Wirelessly, you should invest in a router and connect the two computers discretely. This avoids using ICS and having to run both computers just to have the second on online.
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