#1
this is the biggest message board i'm apart of so here goes...

so we have a wireless connection running through our house, which I use on my laptop.

i recently gained possession of a desktop computer that doesn't have a wireless card (but the option "wireless network setup" does appear in the control panel.

i also have a long Ethernet cable that I can stretch from the laptop to the desktop.

so the question basically is, how can I get internet running through the desktop. if i could set up a wireless network that would be awesome, but I haven't managed to figure it out yet. any help would be appreciated, even if you could just point me in the direction of a helpful website...thanks
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#3
i connected them by the cable with no avail, 'limited or no connectivity'
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#4
Well if it doesnt have a wireless card, you can't set up a wireless network including the laptop, however take the Ethernet cable, plug it into your router and laptop and it should work.
#7
You need to bridge your 'Local Area' and 'Internet' connections in the connections options in Control Panel. You should then be able to 'forward' internet through your laptop to the PC.

Also, look on the back of your router. A lot of wireless routers also have wired ports on the back to plug ethernet cables in for stationary PCs.
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i connected them by the cable with no avail, 'limited or no connectivity'


You can't connect a desktop to a laptop with a standard Ethernet cable. You need a crossover cable or a hub/router in the middle.
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#10
plug the ethernet cable from the router into the desktop and you will be fine.
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