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Can't access Internet, Desktop thru wireless laptop

Discussion in 'Networking' started by crisbastap, Jan 7, 2009.

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  1. crisbastap

    crisbastap Thread Starter

    Oct 16, 2002
    I'm piggybacking on the wireless connection of the hotel next door to my apt. They're fine with that; they gave me a username and password to log on. Problem is, I have to bring my laptop into my bedroom to get the signal, and my desktop is in the living room. So I bought a 50' ethernet cable and connected it from my laptop in the bedroom to a router, which then connects by ethernet cable, to the desktop. When I do this, the LAN connection icon in the taskbar of the laptop thinks for awhile, and then says "this has limited or no connectivity", with a yellow triangle and a black exclamation mark. Furthermore, when I try to get on to the internet from the desktop, it says it can't find the server. I set up a local network between the desktop and the laptop, and I can see my laptop from my desktop and vice versa in "My Network Places" of both computers. I can pass files from one to the other, and can even print from the laptop, through the ethernet cable, to the desktop and then to the printer. If I go to "Workgroups" in "My Network Places", I can even see computers from the hotel, and my neighbor, who also uses the connection from the hotel (I would like to be invisible from them, however). But I am NOT able to access the internet from the desktop, through the laptop, using the wireless connection from the hotel. Why?
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