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    Question Broadcasting ethernet connection through Laptop WiFi

    Hello Guys ,

    I've got an ethernet connection in my home and I wish to use it with my Lappy and PS3.

    Now the problem is that the ethernet connection is limited to my bedroom, but not where the TV is making it impossible to connect it to the PS3.

    The question is that can I Broadcast my Ethernet connection using the WiFi adapter in Infrastructure mode so that my PS3 can connect to it.

    P.S: I dont have any intention of spending money on a Wireless router .

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    Re: Broadcasting ethernet connection through Laptop WiFi

    bump!

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    Re: Broadcasting ethernet connection through Laptop WiFi

    How come my queries are never answered

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    Re: Broadcasting ethernet connection through Laptop WiFi

    The question is not clear to me, you can do an Ad Hoc wireless connection of course. How you connect to that depends on the 'remote' laptops etc.

    I have never been succesful with any security doing this so my guess is that you become a wide open hot spot!

    In fact, I'm asking that question on another thread, saw your unanswered query and thought i should reply.
    Last edited by Plumtreed; December 13th, 2010 at 10:41 AM. Reason: add

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    Re: Broadcasting ethernet connection through Laptop WiFi

    Just click network applet, select "Create new wireless network", assign your SSID name and password and voila...

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    Re: Broadcasting ethernet connection through Laptop WiFi

    Quote Originally Posted by Plumtreed View Post
    The question is not clear to me, you can do an Ad Hoc wireless connection of course. How you connect to that depends on the 'remote' laptops etc.

    I have never been succesful with any security doing this so my guess is that you become a wide open hot spot!

    In fact, I'm asking that question on another thread, saw your unanswered query and thought i should reply.
    I wanted to achieve what this software does on windows

    http://virtualrouter.codeplex.com/

    PS3 doesn't support connection sharing through AD Hoc.

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    Re: Broadcasting ethernet connection through Laptop WiFi

    Quote Originally Posted by baturay View Post
    Just click network applet, select "Create new wireless network", assign your SSID name and password and voila...
    An AD Hoc connection doesn't help, wish it could broadcast in Infrastructure Mode.

    Thanks for the help btw

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    Re: Broadcasting ethernet connection through Laptop WiFi

    With the help of this article, I've been able to successfully create an access point.

    Problem is while bridging both the interfaces, after adding eth0 to the bridge I am no longer able to connect to the internet. What could I be doing wrong.

    Help required please.

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    Re: Broadcasting ethernet connection through Laptop WiFi

    That's because bridging just links two interfaces together and transfers all input/output between them.

    I think you want just simple Internet connection sharing. To accomplish that, follow the instructions I provided on this thread: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1655454

    You can also do that with your WLAN in Infrastructure mode, if you have a wireless router. You will need to turn off the DHCP on the wireless router configuration, however.

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