|I think perhaps the first post was misread . |
It would appear to me that phantom4x4 is saying he has a broadband usb accessable internet service and wants his nic going to a hub which his wife's laptop is connected to.
Internet would go from wife's laptop to the host pc via the hub then out the usb broadband access.
This setup will work.
Only missing piece is engaging Internet Connection sharing on the host pc.
phantom4x4 google ICS [internet connection sharing] for the how to.
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