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    sharing an internet connection via wireless

    hi,

    I have 2 computers, one is a desktop, the other a laptop (with wifi). Both have Ubuntu 8.04 (hardy) on them.

    The desktop one has a USB wireless stick (D-link DWL-G122) compatible with Ubuntu and is connected to the internet via wired newtork (a ADSL modem connected to a router, connected to the PC by a Ethernet cable).

    I want to share my desktop internet connection via wireless (ad-hoc) so I can connect my laptop to it. With windows this is really easy to do but I can't seem to do it with Ubuntu.

    Can someone tell me how to?

    Thanks in advance!

    Andre

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    Re: sharing an internet connection via wireless

    One hopefully simple way to achieve this (without resorting to lots of editing of config files) is to install firestarter. In a terminal, run:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install firestater
    Enter your login passeord when prompted.

    Once it is installed, start it from System->Administration->Firestarter

    When it is first run it will guide you through set up, the package is really a firewall configuration tool, but it offers ics as one of its feature. Just use the wizard

    Hope that helps

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    Re: sharing an internet connection via wireless

    if firestarter doesnt work then http://wiki.steenbe.nl/?p=29#more-29

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