Solved

Can you piggy back the WiFi on a second laptop via USB cable or blue tooth?

Posted on 2016-11-10
8
62 Views
Last Modified: 2016-11-10
Is there a way you could get Internet access by connecting labtop A without WiFi to laptop B with Wifi over USB? Over blue tooth? Laptop A's WiFi is pooched.
0
Comment
Question by:amigan_99
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
  • +1
8 Comments
 
LVL 24

Expert Comment

by:Dr. Klahn
ID: 41883223
If laptop A has no WiFi, but it does have USB, why not buy a cheap USB WiFi adapter for a couple of bucks?  It's a much simpler solution.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:amigan_99
ID: 41883230
It's a temporary situation. Laptop A will get replaced. But need it to have iNet now. And I'd like to know for knowin'.
0
 
LVL 70

Accepted Solution

by:
garycase earned 500 total points
ID: 41883251
I agree that the simplest approach is an inexpensive USB WiFi adapter, but Yes, you can share the connection between the two systems.   There must, however,  be a network connection between the two laptops, as the sharing is done over the local area network.

To share it, just go to the Properties page for your internet connection; click on the Sharing tab; and check the box to allow the connection to be shared.

You can NOT share it via a USB connection between the two computers => but you could simply run an Ethernet cable between the two laptops and configure each with a static IP in the 192.168.x.x private networking space.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:amigan_99
ID: 41883267
Thank you for the reminder. I remember I did do this before and that will work for sure.
0
Microsoft Certification Exam 74-409

Veeam® is happy to provide the Microsoft community with a study guide prepared by MVP and MCT, Orin Thomas. This guide will take you through each of the exam objectives, helping you to prepare for and pass the examination.

 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:Austin Texas
ID: 41883291
Reminder: If you aren't using a job or switch, you will need to use a crossover cable or crossover adapter with a standard cable.
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:Austin Texas
ID: 41883294
*hub* or switch
0
 
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:garycase
ID: 41883302
Actually it's very unlikely you'll need a crossover cable => almost all modern Ethernet adapters are auto-sensing.   And if either one of your laptops are auto-sensing, it won't matter whether you use a straight-through or crossover cable.
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:Austin Texas
ID: 41883304
In my experience, that is not the case. YMMV.
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Indexing does not work window corrupt files window 7 25 85
Malware Exploit 5 78
File Sharing with Apple and Windows 7 39
logging buffered 8 38
Join Greg Farro and Ethan Banks from Packet Pushers (http://packetpushers.net/podcast/podcasts/pq-show-93-smart-network-monitoring-paessler-sponsored/) and Greg Ross from Paessler (https://www.paessler.com/prtg) for a discussion about smart network …
If you need to start windows update installation remotely or as a scheduled task you will find this very helpful.
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.
Here's a very brief overview of the methods PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg) offers for monitoring bandwidth, to help you decide which methods you´d like to investigate in more detail.  The methods are covered in more detail in o…

911 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

18 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now