Share Internet Using a Wired and Wireless NIC

September 28, 2011 at 08:26:27
Specs: Linux i686, core due
Hi, pals.
I am looking for a setup to share my wired networked XP Desktop Pc's internet to my laptop through wireless. The only thing I wanted to setup is hook a USB wireless NiC in my Desktop "setup the bridging/NAT" then receive internet connection on my laptop through its own wireless connectivity.

So I am looking for what type of USB wireless NIC could do this job (I am looking to buy for the device, name and link of the device would be more helpful).
What setup procedure should I follow in order to share the internet to the USB wireless NiC and then receive on my laptop.



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September 28, 2011 at 10:42:06
It would be a lot simpler to buy a wireless SOHO router and use that to provide a wireless network as compared to hosting the WLAN with your desktop.

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September 28, 2011 at 12:00:31
Especailly considering a good usb wireless stick is the same or more in price than a wireless router.

Otherwise you engage ICS on the host pc and create a adhoc wireless network between the two wireless devices. A bit messy.

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September 29, 2011 at 07:30:32
If you don't have router, you can set up Internet Connection Sharing as shown here on desktop PC to share Internet with laptop.

However the best way is to get a wireless router to set up wireless network to share Internet connection, this is wireless network setup tutorial, feel free to have a look.

Hope this helps.

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