View Full Version : [ubuntu] Using laptop w/ wireless card as router?

November 18th, 2008, 02:25 AM
I am in a rural setting and getting wireless internet from a neighbor on the same property. At present, we only get a signal at the closest end of the building and usually end up standing with the laptop at the windowsill to use the internet. I don't really have money to purchase a wireless router to leave at the window but want to get internet to my desktop at the other end of the building. Is there a way to run an ethernet cord from my desktop to the wireless-enabled laptop at the window and access the wireless internet that the laptop is picking up?
Thanks so much

November 18th, 2008, 02:27 AM
By the way, I am using UbuntuStudio 64 Hardy on the desktop and will be using Ubuntu Ibex 32bit on the laptop.
Thanks again!

November 18th, 2008, 04:59 PM

November 18th, 2008, 05:05 PM
Its not hard. Just setup ip forward on the laptop.

November 18th, 2008, 05:21 PM
yes.. very much possible.. just setup internet connection sharing.. an easy way to do it is using firestarter .. an application.. it has Internet connection sharing support

November 18th, 2008, 05:44 PM
Thank you so much for your replys!