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Windows 7: Using Laptop As Ethernet Provider

12 Jun 2009   #1

Windows 7 RC 7100 - 64 Bit.
Using Laptop As Ethernet Provider

Hey folks, I am currently trying to use my laptop wireless to provide Internett access to my Desktop computer (wireless). I remember doing this on my XBOX 360, all though I am not quite sure how to do this on Windows 7 64 Bit ultimate.

I have connected a ethernet cable from my laptop to my Desktop Computer, and they are both lightning green.

If anyone could be kind enough to provide me with information on how to do this step by step, I would really appreciate it!

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12 Jun 2009   #2

7600.20510 x86

You need to use a special crossover ethernet cable to connect two machines without a router or hub, not just a standard one.
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12 Jun 2009   #3

Windows 7 RC 7100 - 64 Bit.

Thanks for the reply ! I am aware of that I need the special crossover cable, as I am using one of thoose. And I do have accsess to LAN, but no internet access on my Desktop Computer.
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12 Jun 2009   #4

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu

To do this you need to bridge the wired and wireless network adaptors,

This may be done manually but the easiest way is to use Inernet connection sharing.

There should be full help available in the help for the os or you could have a read of this ....

Description of Internet Connection Sharing

This is an old explanation so you would need to read it in conjunction with the current help files
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