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Internet from laptop to desktop?

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July 29, 2012 11:16:17 PM

Is there a way to make my laptop a hotspot so to speak to give my desktop internet? Like plug a eithernet cord from my laptop to my desktop?
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July 29, 2012 11:26:38 PM

Depends on how you’re actually connected over there.

If the laptop is connected to a wireless router, then you connect the desktop to the laptop over wire and bridge the laptop’s wireless and wired connections using Network Connections (Windows key + R, type "ncpa.cpl" (no quotes) and hit enter, select the network connections/adapters, right click, select Bridge Connections).

If the laptop is connected directly to a wireless ISP (i.e., no router), then enable ICS on the wireless connection and share it w/ the wired connection.
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