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Question about internet connections

Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by SlushboxTeggy, Oct 5, 2007.

  1. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    Ok so my house has a wireless internet set-up. That's fine for my laptop but I just got a desktop because the laptop is acting weird lately. My question is could I run an ethernet cable from the laptop to the desktop to give it an internet connection?
     
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    yes... i've been trying to do this, but with my xbox 360 so i can get on xbox live
     
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    you will have to bridge the network connections and use a crossover ethernet cable (NOT any normal cable, has to be crossover, will be marked with "X/O" on it) i did this to get my ps2 online.

    or you could make it 100x easier on yourself and just buy a wireless PCI adapter for the desktop.
     
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    or if youre close enough to the router just run a wire to it (most wireless routers that ive seen also have up to 4 wired connections on them)
     
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    Battle Pope New Member

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    Yeah, either just patch cable yourself to the access point or get a wireless card for the desktop. Basic PCI cards aren't too expensive, and there are USB options out there too if you don't want to fuck around with opening the case.
     
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    reikoshea HS Troll...And Mod Moderator VIP

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    sure is possible. its a pain in the ass to do on windows. As GSRCRXsi said, its easier and less of a hassle to buy the wireless adapter.
     
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    smarty009 Senior Member

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    but not all wireless access points are also 4 port hubs...so i guess it just depends on what he is using for his wireless access point...but if it does have 4 ports on it...that would prollie be the best bet...
     
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    if u don't have one of these i have a netgear router you can have for cheap+shipping.
     
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    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    I bought a wireless USB ethernet adapter today. It works wonders and I've been downloading at 300kb/sec all day with 5 computers on our network.
     
  10. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    Is that what I was talking about doing or something else?
     
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    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    norcalgsr Honda Master Technician

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    Wireless USB adapters are great.. especially when a couple of my neighbors didn't know how to encrypt their network and I got free internet access for about 4 months :D
     
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