Posted 20 November 2010 - 08:31 PM
I have a computer in my basement (runs XP) which is dedicated to running some 'home studio' recording software, and this computer is not hooked up to the Internet. However, I have to register some software for this computer via the Internet, so what I want to do is bring this computer upstairs, somehow temporarily tether it to my upstairs computer (running Windows 7) that does have Internet access, register the software, then return the basement computer to its unconnected basement state.
And I have a confession to make: After wasting a good chunk of my summer trying (and failing) to get my new laptop to wirelessly communicate with my new printer, I have come to the conclusion that wireless networks and routers are simply, mysteriously but undeniably, beyond my capability. Sad to have to admit that, but there is no point in denying the obvious.
So I am wondering if this temporary internet access may be achieved in a wired fashion that does not involve the purchase of a router.
Thanks in advance for any advice!