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#1 piratemcdaddy

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 05:13 PM

Is it possible to connect a PC to the internet, by connecting it to another computer through their ethernet ports where the other computer is connected to the internet wirelessly??

If that's not an option, what other ways can I connect to a wireless network by utilizing the ethernet port on the computer that needs to be connected??

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#2 zesler

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 08:01 PM

Is it possible to connect a PC to the internet, by connecting it to another computer through their ethernet ports where the other computer is connected to the internet wirelessly??

If that's not an option, what other ways can I connect to a wireless network by utilizing the ethernet port on the computer that needs to be connected??

It is possible and its called bridging.

Start -> run
Type ncpa.cpl

Select the two interfaces you want to bridge(click on one interface, hold ctrl, and select another) Right click and select Bridge Connections.

However in your case the "middle" computer must have both a wired and wireless connect to bridge properly.

The alternative is buying a router(that has antennas) and you can set it up that way. Make sure you secure your network.
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Posted 26 July 2009 - 08:03 PM

So you are connecting to a neighbors wireless network and want to share that with the other PC in your house? Interesting.

Hope this helps thumbup.gif

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#4 piratemcdaddy

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 08:38 PM

haha no. This is work related. I need to troubleshoot an Ethernet connection and have no way to do it, and all we have at work is a wireless router.




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