I want my Pc to connect to the net via laptop

June 7, 2009 at 07:07:01
Specs: Windows Vista & XP
I basically have nice old beast of a desktop PC. It has no wireless capabilities and I dont want to buy a wireless dongle.
I have a Visa Laptop wireless connected to the internet.

I have tried and failed many times.
Now im not the most genious person when it comes to Networking, well when it comes to creating a network anyways.

I may be wrong, but i though your everyday Ethernet cable does the trick as it can connect to a hub and be fine, so i dont see why it cant do this.

But to sum up, i would love it if my Beast of a desktop pc could connect (via wire) to my laptop so my PC can use the internet from my Wireless connection that my Laptop uses

I think that has been explained simply.

Cheers for any responses guys.

A solution would truely make me happy!!

Ben :)

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June 7, 2009 at 08:16:12
Just connect network cable from laptop to desktop PC, after that enable Internet connection sharing on laptop to share Internet connection. Hope this helps.

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June 7, 2009 at 09:00:31
cheers for the Reponse :)
But how, because i thought i had?
But apparently i havent.

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June 7, 2009 at 11:48:56
You would need a Crossover LAN cable. do u have that cable? instead of using internet connection sharing try using AnalogX Proxy server. its very easy to setup and use.

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June 7, 2009 at 18:30:12
You need to buy either a crossover cable to replace the straight (Patch) cable you have or you can get a crossover adaptor that goes on one end of your existing cable.

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