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Topic # 30034 27-Jan-2009 14:03
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I have a wifi connection that uses a device that plugs into my USB port to gain access to the net.  I also have a laptop at home as well.  Is it possible to run a cat5 cable or use a router to pick up the internet connection from the device that plugs into the desktop usb on my laptop?  Much thanks

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  Reply # 192271 27-Jan-2009 14:32
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you could do this:

run an ethernet cable from your internet source (modem or router) to the PC.  then use ICS - internet connection sharing - to share the internet from the ethernet port to the wifi adapter.  the wifi adapter will then appear as an access point that your wireless laptop can connect to.  there are inherent problems with security doing this so make sure you look into it and try to make it as secure as possible, using something like WPA2 if it's available on the wifi card.

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