Sharing a wireless connection

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jordanmeyers

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Hey,

There is this wireless connection around my house that I am picking up on my laptop. I wanted to be able to share that connection with my other two pcs through a router. (I have a ethernet cable going from my laptop to my router). I have tried using internet connection sharing but for some reason I can't seem to get it to work and I am beginning to run out of ideas. If I left some details out that you need just ask and I'll find out. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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jordan
 

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How is the wireless signal received? If it's coming directly to the laptop, and can't be connected to the router, try this. Setup ICS as you would for wired sharing. Consider the wireless router as the "secondary" router and follow these instructions.

Connecting two SOHO broadband routers together.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses 192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.100, I'd assign the secondary router 192.168.0.254 as it's IP address.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. Leave the WAN port unconnected!
 

jordanmeyers

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I don't have acess to the wireless router. So I won't be able to change any settings on it.

My laptop is just picking up the signal and im wanting to connect it through the ethernet port on it to a router (wired), which, in turn i would connect to my other computers (if possible).

That way my 2 pcs would be using the connection picked up by my laptop.
 

JohnWill

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The "secondary" router is the one you actually possess. I thought you were trying to share wirelessly. If you're wanting to share a wired connection with ICS, just use an Ethernet switch on the laptop Ethernet port.
 

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"My laptop is just picking up the signal ..."

You could also pay for your own internet service. When JohnWill notices what you seem to be really saying, I predict this thread will be padlocked.
 

JohnWill

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You're right, I thought he was talking about a "for pay" wireless ISP. We don't help with theft of service here.

Closed, better late than never. I really have to be more careful in my reading. :rolleyes:
 

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jordanmeyers said:
Hey,

There is this wireless connection around my house that I am picking up on my laptop.

There you go John, shall I put it in bold for you? :D
 
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