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Using my laptop (with built in wireless) as wireless router

by t_reyna51 / March 1, 2008 7:29 AM PST

Hello all.

I am having trouble coming up with a solution. Maybe I'm making it too complicated for myself? Anyway, here's the problem.

I have a DSL connection... hooked to a D-Link wired router. From this router I have an Xbox 360, and my laptop connected.

What I want to do is share my wired LAN connection, through my built in Wireless LAN on my laptop. This [the laptop] will serve as a router for a second desktop I have with a wireless PCI card installed on it. How can i do this? I have tried everything to no avail. I know it has something Im not doing right with the Internet connection sharing (ICS), but Im not sure. Any suggestions?

In the past, i have shared my wi-fi connection on my laptop though the LAN to access xbox live on my 360. Obviously it can work the other way cant it?

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This is unreliable and no one will help. But...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 1, 2008 9:18 AM PST
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Simple question. . .
by Coryphaeus / March 1, 2008 10:13 AM PST

Wouldn't buying a wireless router be much easier?

Let me echo Bob's concern. Get a wireless router.

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