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Laptop as wireless router

By God Of Mana
Jul 3, 2008
  1. Ok, this is my first bit of networking. I (at the moment) cannot purchase anything new.

    I was wondering if there was a way to use a laptop as a wireless router for my I touch to connect to the internet from. My laptop right now gets 100Mbits/s from a ethernet broadband connection.

    Thanks alot
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,515   +336

    Laptops are the same as a desktop in this area.

    The Internet Connection Sharing would allow this but then the lan would be like
    Code:
      modem---- laptop --- other device 
    which requires TWO nic cards on the laptop, one for each side (not cool)

    Instead, just get a router and you'll be much happier
    Code:
     modem---router--- your systems
     
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