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Windows 7: Tether Win7 netbook to XP desktop?

09 Jun 2011   #1
chickenmatt5

Windows 7 Starter 32bit
 
 
Tether Win7 netbook to XP desktop?

I have a Windows 7 (Starter) netbook and a Windows XP (Home Premium) desktop. The desktop does not have any wifi devices, and I don't want to get any. My netbook does, however. Would there be any way to connect the 2 with an ethernet cable so my desktop would get Internet through my netbook?


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09 Jun 2011   #2
arkhi

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

If you open the start menu and search "Network and sharing center", you will open a screen where in the middle you can "Set up a new connection". Click it, and from there a new wizard pops up. Scroll down and look for "Ad-hoc". You should be able to pick it up from there.

Good luck!

EDIT: I just read that you want a wired connection D: [BRB]

EDIT2: Okay, try this:

First, establish a network connection between your two computers.

From your laptop, click the Wi-Fi icon on the lower right of the taskbar. Right click the internet connection your connected to, click status, then click properties (this requires admin rights).

On the Sharing tab, check "Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s Internet connection".

Check your desktop's connection and verify conectivity to the internet.
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09 Jun 2011   #3
chickenmatt5

Windows 7 Starter 32bit
 
 

I was about to say, "that's still wireless..." It's nice to know someone is trying to help, thanks!
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09 Jun 2011   #4
arkhi

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

First post edited.
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09 Jun 2011   #5
chickenmatt5

Windows 7 Starter 32bit
 
 

In "Properties," I only have one tab that's labeled "Networking."
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09 Jun 2011   #6
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Has your broadband router have an Ethernet port?
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09 Jun 2011   #7
chickenmatt5

Windows 7 Starter 32bit
 
 

Yes, but I can't keep my desktop next to my router.
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09 Jun 2011   #8
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

All you need is a longer cable.
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09 Jun 2011   #9
chickenmatt5

Windows 7 Starter 32bit
 
 

It's 2 floors away; not happening.
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09 Jun 2011   #10
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

I have PC 4 floors away. longer cable works for me.
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