Getting internet for desktop from laptop

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surferboy2888

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is it possible for my desktop to get internet by hooking a cord from laptop to desktop tower?

I dont know if you need computer specs but here are some that might help

Laptop:
Dell Vostro 1400
Windows Vista Home
1 Year Old

Desktop:
Compaq Presario S4200NX
Windows Xp Home Edition
5 Years Old

oh and also the laptop is using a router to have internet. and cant buy 20 foot ethernet cable right now so this is like a quick fix it kinda thing
 

TerryNet

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Yes. If neither port is auto-sensing (MDI/MDIX) the "cord" needs to be a cross-over ethernet cable.

Vista ICS
 

JohnWill

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Actually, if the laptop is connecting to your router, you may be happier with a bridged connection between the two network cards and not using ICS.
 

TerryNet

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Actually, I agree! :) Had that link on my mind because I had recently found it for somebody (who had a modem only) who needed it.
 
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