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December 4th, 2008, 09:09 AM
I have ubuntu installed on my HP laptop.I am connected to my college gateway. I want to share internet so that my roommate can connect to internet through wireless.
To be more clear, we have single RJ45 port and thus both cannot be connected directly to gateway.So I want to share internet so that we can use internet, one through direct connection and other through wireless.

Can anyone help us out?

December 4th, 2008, 05:26 PM
you need to follow 2 things for this
1) Setup an adhoc network with your roomate's pc - http://prash-babu.blogspot.com/2008/08/how-to-createjoin-adhoc-network-in.html
2) Setup Internet connection sharing - For this use firestarter or this http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=91370

December 5th, 2008, 07:54 PM
I presume installing a router on the single RJ45 port isn't kosher (or affordable)?