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    Question Wireless to Wired ICS?

    So heres my issue. I have a laptop that uses a wireless signal from my router to get internet. My desktop doesn't have a wifi card and I want to run ethernet from the laptop to the desktop so the desktop can share the wireless connection. Is there any way I can do this?

    So it's: Wireless Router -Wifi-> Laptop -Wired-> Desktop

    I hope this makes sense. My laptop runs XP and the desktop is running Windows 7. Both of which shouldn't be an issue.

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    Shouldn't matter which physical connections you use, just run through the steps to share..
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...ection-Sharing
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    Apparently it's not working for me. When the computers are linked together, both say that the connection is unplugged. Do I NEED a router in order to do this?

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    Unplugged as in a "red X"?
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    When both computers are plugged in to each other, both say that the ethernet is unplugged.

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    having same problem. someone plz help us go from a wifi connection in, to send the connection back out of the ethernet port. both my comps have xp and i still have same problem.

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    Why not connect the desktop by ethernet cable directly to the router. Why go through the laptop? No need for ICS.
    Laptop - wireless
    Desktop - wired.
    Simpler.

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    I used to do it.


    Wireless Connection on Laptop
    ICS on Laptop
    Laptop Wired to switch Desktop Wired to switch.

    Works best when using the Neighbors wireless.

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    You say when both computers are plugged together....

    Do you mean Cat5 from one comp to another?
    If so is it a Crossover Cable?

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