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Internet connection from wired network connected to a switch - via wireless hotspot

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Hi there,

I'm exhibiting at a trade show that provides wireless access to the internet to the booths.

I have equipment in the booth on a wired network, only 2-3 hosts.

Two of these hosts are laptops that are able to connect to the internet via the provided wireless, one Mac OSX Mavericks, the other Windows 8 Professional.

What I need to be able to do is to have the physical devices communicate with one another on the wired network, but somehow allow them to use the wireless network as a gateway.

I can set the IP addresses of the wired network to whatever will allow them to work (to avoid IP address clashes), and am able to use whichever laptop is best to share the internet connection.

Any advice would be fantastic!

Many thanks
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Go into the change adapter settings on the Laptop you want to share the connection. Go to properties on the Wireless adapter and to the Sharing tab. Check the box that say's share with other devices.  

If you don't have a router for your mini network - you can use a switch and give the local area connections static IPs - USe something like 192.168.2.200, 201, 202 etc
Make the Wireless connected laptop the gateway IP  and point to it from the others
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Thanks, this was very useful, and is actually pretty easy!
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