WinXP ICS through WiFi

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Drack

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I want to configure my Windows XP x64 laptop to act as a wireless access point

The card connecting to the internet will be a 10/100/1000 ethernet card connected to a wired router.

The conneciton I'm sharing through is its wifi card.

In a nutshell, I want to share my laptop's connection as if it were an access point, which I will then use to connect my Nintendo DS to so I can connect to nintendo's WFC service.

I want to WEP secure the shared connection as well (the DS can't handle WPA).

How would I configure the laptop to act as an AP?
 

JohnWill

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That's going to depend on the capabilities of the laptop wireless adapter. Care to share the make/model of the equipment in question with us? :)
 

Drack

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Sure thing.

The laptop is an Acer Ferrari 4005.

The wifi card in it is a Broadcom 802.11g Network Adapter. Unfortunately Acer''s specifications and driver downloads don't go any more specific than that, though the driver it's using is BCMWL564.SYS
 

Squashman

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You should be able to setup and Ad-Hoc network between the two if both wireless cards support that feature but I don't think you will have any WEP encryption that way.

I always chose to buy a wireless router or access point in these cases.
 
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