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Sharring a wireless connection between two computers

Last response: in Wireless Networking
November 17, 2011 2:05:38 PM


I have two computers:
- A win 7 desktop pc, connected to a wireless capable router with an ethenet cable, no internet connection and no wireless adapter to discover hotspots.
Using the router only to share files between pc's.
- A win XP laptop, connected to a neighbor friend's wireless network (with his approval of corse).

I want to share the wireless internet connection of the laptop with the desktop pc, but i don't have a wireless adapter on the desktop pc, just the wireless router.
I don't want to use any cables between the pc's because i want the laptop to be mobile in the house.

Is it doable?

a b F Wireless
November 17, 2011 6:08:07 PM

Get a wireless adapter for the PC. Connect it to the wireless network of your neighbor. Easiest thing by far. Even if you share your connection on the laptop, you'll need a wireless adapter for the PC, and then you are just adding in an extra step to the mix, plus the laptop will need to be on all the time of the desktop won't have connectivity.