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Laptops wireless to wired desktop HELP!

So I need some help. I'm good with computers and not really that good with networking. I'm not really too sure if this can even be done, but here goes.

I have a laptop that has a wireless card and a desktop with a normal LAN port. The laptop also has a LAN Port. I am using a friends internet on the laptop so connecting a LAN to the desktop isn't an option.

My question is this: is there anyway to use the laptop as an expensive wireless card for the desktop? If it's possible, is there a way to connect the desktop to the laptop via a ethernet cable and have it pull internet from the laptop?

Both machines are using Vista.

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Research ICS

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But most discover it's too much headache today.

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ICS

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I tried ICS by connecting the LAN to the laptop from the desktop and enabling ICS. The desktop just didn't register anything and the laptop would allow ICS.

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Most can't use it anymore.

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DSL

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I know I'm going to end up buying a wireless card for the desktop since it is cheap enough. I just wanted to put it off.

Oh and I'm sharing the internet because it will take a week for the ISP to connect DSL. (I just moved.)

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Just so you know.

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ICS does this but the firewalls and configuration of ICS seem to be too hard today. The article I shared is too close to what you asked to do.
Bob

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