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Can I connect my pc to to a cable LAN and wifi?

I reside in a university residence and I own both a laptop and a desktop. There is a single network point in my room. I keep my desktop connected to this as this is where I get internet access. I want to sync both my laptop and desktop and this usually involves me unplugging the LAN cable and plugging it into my laptop. I'm looking for an easier solution.

Can I buy a USB wifi stick for my desktop and connect simultaneously to my laptop wirelessly and the university network via cable?

Note both pcs have Windows 7 X64.

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A router is the solution.

Plug it into the college connection.

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No can do.

For some reason the IT department doesn't like it when guys attach routers to their ports. I don't need the notebook to access the net. I just want to sync it with files on my desktop.

Thanks though.

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Does your laptop have an Ethernet port?

If so, I'd think you could add another Ethernet card to the desktop and use a crossover cable for data transfer. You'd have to use static IP addressing for the laptop NIC and the new NIC for the desktop.

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