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Share Internet Connection with Wireless Router (Airport)

I've searched and can't seem to find a solution for this. Here is what I am trying to accomplish:

I have a PC running XP. I would like to share the internet connection on the PC with an Airport Express unit. (I would then connect to the internet on my MacBook or any other laptop via Airport as always.) Basically it would run: Broadband Internet-->PC-->Airport Express. Hopefully that makes sense.

Is this workable?

I know if I bought a wireless receiver for my PC or a router for my connection I could link it all up. I just want to see if this is possible without buying any extra equipment.


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You could do that with 2 network cards and

In reply to: Share Internet Connection with Wireless Router (Airport)

ICS but most won't because it's too unreliable. Why is the PC inbetween the internet and the router?

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RE: You could do that with 2 network cards and

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The PC does not have a wireless receiver. Could buy one I guess, just seeing what's possible with my current setup. Right now the wireless router lets me connect around the house on laptops, but no one can be on the PC at the same time.

Would it be possible to input the net to the PC through USB (which I know is not ideal), then output with the network card to the router with ICS?

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I'll write no.

In reply to: RE: You could do that with 2 network cards and

If you could then you wouldn't be asking. The solution is to use 2 ethernet cards, ICS or just get a wifi for the desktop.

We are talking 20 bucks to solve this so is that too much?

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The best solution

The best solution is to just get some kind of wireless connection to your PC so it isn't sitting between the Internet and the wireless router.

Trying to do multi-homing in XP is likely going to be equally, if not more, frustrating.

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