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ratdog
November 18th, 2008, 02:25 AM
Hello,
I am in a rural setting and getting wireless internet from a neighbor on the same property. At present, we only get a signal at the closest end of the building and usually end up standing with the laptop at the windowsill to use the internet. I don't really have money to purchase a wireless router to leave at the window but want to get internet to my desktop at the other end of the building. Is there a way to run an ethernet cord from my desktop to the wireless-enabled laptop at the window and access the wireless internet that the laptop is picking up?
Thanks so much

ratdog
November 18th, 2008, 02:27 AM
By the way, I am using UbuntuStudio 64 Hardy on the desktop and will be using Ubuntu Ibex 32bit on the laptop.
Thanks again!

ratdog
November 18th, 2008, 04:59 PM
bump

iponeverything
November 18th, 2008, 05:05 PM
Its not hard. Just setup ip forward on the laptop.

superprash2003
November 18th, 2008, 05:21 PM
yes.. very much possible.. just setup internet connection sharing.. an easy way to do it is using firestarter .. an application.. it has Internet connection sharing support

ratdog
November 18th, 2008, 05:44 PM
Thank you so much for your replys!