Sharing laptop wireless connection with desktop

By lostinMYworld
Dec 10, 2012
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  1. Heres my problem I have shared my wireless connection on the laptop, hooked up an ethernet cable from desktop to laptop but its saying unplugged on desktop there is no light by the ethernet port on desktop, both computers running windows 7
    now I have tried 4 different cables that I know work, both the ethernet ports on the laptop and desktop work have tried them both and they connect almost instantly, is there a setting somewhere I am missing, please help because I really dont want to go buy a 50 footer and run to connect my desktop to internet.
    Thank you in advance.

  2. remixedcat

    remixedcat TS Rookie

    Have you right clicked on "share this network connection" on the adapter in the connection manager:

  3. remixedcat

    remixedcat TS Rookie

    Also you may want to disable then re-enable the adapter...

    also make sure only the adapter you want to use is enabled.... also check for a virtual connection like my screenshot above.
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,715   +397

    If one of them has a really low end NIC or an old one, you may need a crossover cable rather than a straight.
  5. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +627

    Yeah, you're doing it wrong. Highlight both the LAN and Wifi connections on the laptop (on same screen as screenshot above), right-click, select 'bridge connections'.

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