View Full Version : [ubuntu] [SOLVED] using windows xp laptop wireless to conect ubuntu

January 5th, 2009, 12:19 AM
evening all,

i have just installed 8.04 on another computer. since there is no wireless card in this machine i was wondering whether i could connect it to my windows xp laptop via a network cable and configure it all so that i can still use the internet on my laptop and use ubuntu on the internet as well.

is this possible in some way??


January 5th, 2009, 12:30 AM
after a bit of searching i found a thread that helped me.

for anyone with the same problem visit this address:


this might help you!!

January 5th, 2009, 05:04 AM
Yes this is possible, however you will need an ethernet crossover cable rather than a normal ethernet cable. Go to Start>Control Pannel> Network Connections, and then find "Local Area Connection" and "Wireless Internet Connection".right click on either, and select Properties>Advanced, and under the "Internet connection sharing", make sure nothing is checked (do this for both the Wireless and the Local connections). Then go back to the Network Connections window, and hold down the "Ctrl" key. Click both the wireless connection, and then the local connection. When you have them both highlighted, right click on either one of them, and select "Bridge connections" Wait while the system does this for you, and once the connection bridge appears, you should be all set.

January 5th, 2009, 05:27 PM
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January 7th, 2009, 02:47 PM
i now have the crossover cable, i have tried bridging the connections but nothing happened.

January 7th, 2009, 03:12 PM
it doesent matter now, after a bit of tinkering i got it to work