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Help!! Connect 2 laptops directly w/ethernet w/1 laptop wifi

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Litlbt4me, Nov 23, 2010.

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  1. Litlbt4me

    Litlbt4me Thread Starter

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    I am a new member and have never,ever posted before on any forum but am totally confused and lost here..I know some about computers and had both my laptops connected for 1 whole day before I made the mistake and turned them off at the end of the day...now can't remember how to get it to work again...please...how do I connect them directly together with a ethernet cable so that I am able to connect to the internet from both?? One is Windows Media xp and is built in wireless..my other one is also xp but doesn't have built in wifi and I broke my netgear adapter so unable to connect. We run off the internet wifi offered free from where we live so how do I solve this issue??? p.s. no modem or router available to use and I am homebound/disabled....can someone walk me through the steps of creating a network for home and whatever else I need to do to fix this ?????? Thanks!!!
     
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    After connecting them together by ethernet enable Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) on the wireless connection that has internet access. You can probably also bridge the wireless and ethernet connections, but to say that I'm making the assumption that you are not restricted to only one IP address on your free Wi-Fi. I haven't given any more details, since I assume this will jog your memory of which you did yesterday.
     
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