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How to turn a XP desktop into Wi-Fi Hotspot

by HuyDo91 / May 12, 2011 1:33 PM PDT

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Me too. But I solved it a different way.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 12, 2011 1:39 PM PDT

I found a 15 buck Dell router and used ICS. The connections were as follows.

My Droid phone tethered to the PC, ICS on the PC, then ethernet from the PC to the WAN port of the 15 dollar router.

Done! Works brill too.

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PC already connected to a router
by HuyDo91 / May 12, 2011 4:13 PM PDT

My XP desktop is already connected to a 8-ports router. At home we have many PCs that don't have wireless card/adapter. That's why a wireless router (only 4-ports) doesn't work for me.

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Easy, small startup cost . . .
by Coryphaeus / May 12, 2011 10:11 PM PDT

Get a good wireless router and a switch. Connect the switch, any port quantity, to one port of the router. Now you can have any number of wired ports and your wireless hot spot. I have this setup and it works perfectly.

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Then even cheaper.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 13, 2011 4:45 AM PDT
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