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Ethernet from wireless connected laptop

By manofmany
Feb 28, 2008
  1. Is it possible to have my laptop connected wireless, and run a ethernet cable from my desktop to the laptop ethernet port and be connected somehow?
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Yes cross-over ethernet cable between the PC and Laptop, with the Laptop using wireless to the Internet.
    You can also setup your PC for wireless too, either through another USB wireless receiver or shared through the laptop
     
  3. manofmany

    manofmany TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 45

    I've got the desktop connected wirelessly, but to install Gentoo linux I need a wired connection. Thanks for the quick response!
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,515   +336

    your net will look like
    Code:
    modem---router ...(wireless)...laptop---wired---desktop
    to get traffic To/From the internet all the way to the desktop, you need to run the
    Network Setup Wizard on the laptop and chose the option that has a picture like the
    above.
     
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