View Full Version : [ubuntu] Connecting PC to internet via Laptop

June 29th, 2008, 04:25 PM
Hi, I want to connect my PC to the internet, but it is to far from my router to feasibly run a cable and has no wireless card. What I do have is a laptop with a wireless card and a crossover cable. I've scanned through a few threads on this forum but haven't had much luck implementing/understanding solutions.

The specific hardware I have is:

Laptop: Acer Ferrari 4002 (Broadcom wireless card, I think this may pose a problem)

PC: Dell Dimension E521

Both running Gutsy,

thanks in advance for your help.

June 30th, 2008, 05:35 PM
this is not exactly what you are looking for, but this thread on internet sharing (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=713874) will turn your pc into a router... maybe this helps a little :)

July 1st, 2008, 02:43 AM
or you could install firestarter in the laptop. sudo apt-get install firestarter

July 2nd, 2008, 12:57 PM
cheers guys, firestarter works well but my laptop seems to only allow my wired connection or my wireless connection to be active at any one time, not both, is there a way I can rectify this?