How to share my Verizon broadband card's internet connection with another computer wirelessly
Posted on 2008-10-21
At home, my husband and I each have a notebook computer running Windows XP and we access each other's files and printers and the internet wirelessly. We have Verizon FiOS internet, a D-Link router, and a Linksys wireless access point.
Now - when we go on the road: I have a Verizon broadband card (pcmcia) that we physically share. Only one of us at a time can be on the internet.
I know that Windows XP supports Internet Connection Sharing, but I'm confused about how to set this up. I've gone as far as specifying that my Verizon BB connection is to be shared with other computers on my network. But what I'm confused about is how do I setup the local area network wirelessly? Right now, neither one of us sees the other's computer in "Network Connections". And can I do this without destroying all the settings that we use at home? That is, I want to go home and have everything still work as it usually does there without having to reconfigure anything.