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ZnaxQue
January 19th, 2011, 09:00 PM
The problem is that I'm too lazy to buy a wireless network card for my stationary computer that I'm going to use on my room with no wired network. So I'm looking for how to use my laptop with Ubuntu 10.10 as a wireless to wired network converter, sorta. :o

I know how to use a laptop as a "wire to wireless" network converter, but in my case, I need the opposite.

I think I'll need a crossed network cable between my ubuntu laptop and my stationary computer (that's the one I'm aiming to get internet onto), but I don't have a crossed one, can I use a switch instead?

/Znax

ZnaxQue
January 19th, 2011, 09:25 PM
:EDIT:

nvm this reply

inobe
January 19th, 2011, 09:58 PM
i believe newer lan devices can use straight network cablbes.

basically in your network settings, you need to share your internet.

choose the lan connection you wish to share, eth0 or eth01 then make the change in the drop down menu, you may need to restart your network or reboot both computers after finished.

inobe
January 20th, 2011, 07:32 PM
i believe newer lan devices can use straight network cablbes.

basically in your network settings, you need to share your internet.

choose the lan connection you wish to share, eth0 or eth01 then make the change in the drop down menu, you may need to restart your network or reboot both computers after finished.

hmm