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Old 02-10-2005, 05:59 PM   #1
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Connect wirelessly through a wired computer?

Okay, so here's my situation.

Here's how my network is set up. There's a Belkin Wireless G Router in my parents bedroom upstairs. One cable runs down from there, into my brothers room, where I have a hub set up. This distributes the Internet to my two computers down here, my brothers, and my sisters. There's a long story behind it, but I bought a Wireless NIC for my Windows gaming box. My question is, is there a way I can distribute the Internet from my Windows machine (connecting wirelessly to the router upstairs) to the other machines (preferably just my other computer) on the hub downstairs?

I had a feeling it has something to do with the Network Bridge thing I've been seeing, but when I was fidling with it, I managed to mess the network up, and had to go back to the default settings for it to work again.

Any ideas?
Old 02-10-2005, 06:03 PM   #2
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so... you want to have

router ----(wireless)---your PC---(wired)---your other PC


windows xp makes it sickeningly easy to bridge connections: select both network connections, right-click, and say 'bridge connections'... then sit back for a minute...

'course if you're not putting a hub between your two PCs, you'll also need a crossover cable...
Old 02-10-2005, 06:10 PM   #3
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I had a feeling that was the case, I must've just done something terribly stupid. I'll give it a whirl later tonight.


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