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Bridging connections without crossover cable

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  • Started 3 years ago by speceottar
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speceottar
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I recently came about an old desktop pc with windows xp installed on it. I have it in a room where I cannot get a wired internet connection to it. I do have a laptop with windows 7 and wireless capabilities, and I am wondering if there is a way to bridge the connection from the wireless signal on the laptop to the desktop. The problem is that I do not have any crossover cables to spare. I do however, have 2 cat5 ethernet cables and a linksys 5-port workgroup switch. Is there a way to bridge the connection through that?

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InDiSent
InDiSent
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You can just get a wireless adapter for the desktop.

Something along these lines:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....-_-Product

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LH
LH
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You can get ethernet crossover adapters (about US$3)

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InDiSent
InDiSent
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If i understand the OP, he's looking to get his desktop online and can't run a cable to it. Seems like the easiest solution is just get a wireless adapter.

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ispalten
ispalten
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One other choice, ICS, Internet Connection Sharing, built into the OS, BUT the laptop MUST have a Network card. See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/234815/ for more details.

Irv S.

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