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I have a wireless network setup at home.  I have a desktop downstairs that cannot be connected wirelessly.  Is there anyway to use my laptop to connect wirelessly to the network and then connect the desktop from the laptop ethernet port?
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Yes I believe you can.

What you could do is connect a crossover cable between the laptop and the desktop. Then on the laptop setup Internet connection sharing and run the install disk generated from your laptop setup on your desktop machine. This should allow both machines to acces the internet through your laptop.

You may have to force set your speed and duplex setting on the nic ports of the laptop and Desktop.

Good Luck.
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Will this work with a router as well... (use the crossover for the router input) and then branch off from there?
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I don't understand your second question. Please refraise it if you could. I'll check back in the morning

Thanks
Ron
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If you're connecting to a router, you use a straight cable. Is the router the same device as the wireless router? Depending on what wireless router you're using, you would have one of the following:

{ Wireless Network }
         ↓
      { Wireless/Wired Router } → { WWW }
         ↑
{ Wired Network }

or

{ Wireless Network }
         ↓
{ Wireless Router }
         ↓
      { Wired Router } → { WWW }
         ↑
{ Wired Network }

(guessing that will display properly)
So, I guess the only real question is; what kind of wireless router do you have?
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by:this213
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I see I was wrong about it displaying properly, just picture little arrows pointing to the wired router and out to the internet :)
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its a Dlink802.11g
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You can just plug the desktop into one of the 4 ports on the wireless router with a straight (not crossover) cable.
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sweet, thanks this213 :)
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