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Windows 7: Laptop router?


06 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 
Laptop router?

Can my laptop act as a router to bridge connection to my pc? by redirecting traffic to my pc? my laptop is using wireless connection, can I connect it to my pc by Ethernet in order to let my pc connect to the internet?


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06 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Hi, what do you mean by redirecting?
Your Laptop can bridge two networks, but each network must run off a different ethernet port/wireless card.

If your laptop is plugged in somewhere via ethernet you could create an ad hoc network using the wifi card and bridge the ad hoc network and the ethernet connection using the laptop.

Oli
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06 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

hi cashng, yes this is possible, can you fill out your system specs under the User CP at the top please? its not needed for this, but it is always useful,

what operating system is the Laptop using? also is there any reason why the desktop cant connect directly to the router through ethernet?

osholt: i think the OP means Internet connection sharing, congrats on the new badge by the way!
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06 Apr 2010   #4

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

Yes, it's called an Ad-Hoc network. If place "Ad-Hoc Windows 7" in google you should find a fairly detailed tutorial or seven.

Here's an app I just found that might help you:

Connectify - Turn your Windows 7 laptop into a Wi-Fi Hotspot

That app should work much better than an Ad-Hoc network because you can apparently use it to create a wireless network and use that same wireless card to connect to the internet. This is normally impossible w/ Ad-Hoc.
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06 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

severedsolo: My laptop is running Windows 7 ultimate x86, the reason for this is because the router is placed in another room in the house, and i've just placed a pc in my room therefore there is not internet connection to this pc that i want to use. so i am thinking to use my laptop connect to the router, and let my pc connect to laptop using eth cable in order to use the internet. is there anyway i can do this?

notsograymatter: thanks for the posted. will try out now. thanks
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06 Apr 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

yes there is, in fact its very easy, all you need to do is:

from the laptop, open network and sharing centre (under control panel)
click change adapter settings,
right click your wireless adapter, and click properties,
under the sharing tab, select "allow other users to share this computers internet connection"

and thats it! just one thing to note, a "standard" ethernet cable may not work, you might need to use a crossover cable, don't know where your from, but here in the UK they are about 4 from argos
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06 Apr 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

I see, thanks man!! got it, well, I am working at Cambodia, I am from Taiwan anyway. Thank you very much for the help
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06 Apr 2010   #8

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

I've just tried out notsograymatter's suggestion and found it to absolutely wonderful and would recommend it if you don't want to mess around with wires.

I went to rep him and found I couldn't! Keep up the good work.

Oli
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06 Apr 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

no problem, happy to help, it may be you dont need a crossover cable, i remember setting this up with a vista>XP connection a couple of years ago and it took first time, but it depends on the sort of cable you are using i think

suprisingly, seven forums didnt have a tutorial on this... well it does now: Internet Connection Sharing - Enable
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06 Apr 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Hey man, just found out that, it is not necessary to use a "cross-over" cable to do the connection. Tested~! hahahaha...thanks man!!
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