Recieving Wireless & Routing Out via Ethernet

September 30, 2010 at 16:00:23
Specs: Win7, 3.368 GHz / 4095 MB
I have to move my router to the other side of the house and my father doesn't have a wireless card but his ethernet runs right to the top of my tower where the router used to be. I DO have a wireless card so I have internet but is there a way to bridge that connection out my ethernet jack so I don't have to buy a new card or cable? I forget how but I did this before for an Xbox using Win7

See More: Recieving Wireless & Routing Out via Ethernet

Report •


#1
September 30, 2010 at 16:30:59
Yes. It's called Internet connection sharing. It would mean however that your machine would have to be turned on whenever your Father wanted to use the net. Not very convenient and it would also mean both you and your Father would be using your wireless bandwidth and it may slow you both down. It will also depend on whether the LAN cable is a Patch (straight) or Crossover type. You need crossover to connect two PCs. Patch is used to connect PC to Router but most modern routers have self-adjusting ports that can operate with either cable.

The problem with windows ICS is it assigns IP 192.168.0.1 to the NIC in the host PC and cannot use any other IP. You would then have to manually configure the IP address in your Father's machine since it would no longer have access to the DHCP server in your router. Assign say 192.168.0.2 to his machine and set 192.168.0.1 as gateway.
What IP range is your router using? You may run into an IP conflict and that's another issue to deal with.

ICS is not the only software solution. There are third-party proxy server programs you can install on your PC but for a single client setup not worth the effort.

My recommendation is to spend the money and get him a wireless NIC.

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)


Report •

#2
September 30, 2010 at 17:54:12
Hmm, yeah my machine is almost always on. And I have a wireless N router and network adapter, also an onboard 100/1000 I do not use. The cable is a 50ft patch not crossover but I have a spare router I could use between them if needed. Not sure what my routers IP range is I can get the info later on (model DIR-655), I also get friends PCs in a lot I repair and need a lan connection for them so I figured this also solved that, I could ultimately feed a router off my NIC right?

Report •

#3
September 30, 2010 at 18:52:14
Yes you can but you would need to turn off DHCP in it and just use it as a switch. You would connect your PC to one of it's LAN ports not the WAN port.

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)


Report •

Related Solutions

#4
September 30, 2010 at 19:48:08
I don't see how that would affect my bandwidth though, my modem only supports 50mbps and my router transmits much more than that, whether he is loading something through me or directly from the router the internet cap is still the same?

Report •

#5
October 16, 2010 at 17:32:21
I did that I have a DIR655, I disabled DNS and DHCP. I have my computers NIC connected to one of the LAN ports on the router, and I enabled ICS in the properties for this NIC, along with a FTP server. Then as soon as ICS is enabled my wireless card and NIC say "unidentified network" and I stop receiving my wireless internet??

Any idea what I am doing wrong?


Report •


Ask Question