How do I share my internet connection on my desktop with my laptop.
Posted on 2004-09-02
I want to share my desktop Internet with my laptop.
I have a desktop PC running Windows XP professional. The Internet connection is from a cable modem then a network card. I have the network card running DHCP so it can obtain the IP and DNS info from my provider. I also have a wireless USB netgear MA101 network adapter. My laptop has a wireless adapter as well. The two wireless adapters are setup fine and can ping each other. I use MCHSI and they will only let me have one IP without paying. Here's what I thought you could do. I thought I could get the desktop connection working, which I was right, and then bridge the connection between the NIC card and the wireless card which are both on the desktop. Then I could make the wireless card on the desktop DHCP so that it handed out a IP to the laptop. This way I would only be using one IP from my provider and the network cards would have their own little home network. What am I doing wrong?