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Networking between Windows 7 and Ubuntu


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SchmEthan

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I've been trying to get my Ubuntu PC connected to the internet with very little success. I have an ethernet cable and a laptop which receives a wireless connection from the router (downstairs). Is there any way I can bridge the two connections so I can use Ubuntu online through my laptop's wireless signal?
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What OS is on the laptop? Windows? Ubuntu? If it is windows you will want to go to network properties (right click network neighborhood and click properties.) Then right click your wireless device and click properties again. Across the top you will see a tab bar look for sharing. Click on it, then look for a check box next to "Allow other network users to connect through....." check that box. A window will popup click ok. then ok back out.

Now for a direct connection from computer to computer you are going to need a cat5 (ethernet) patch cable, Your typical cat5 cable will not work as most are straight through(When buying look for Patch cable on the box/package). OR you will need to get a hub or switch to connect the two computers together.
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Your typical cat5 cable will not work as most are straight through(When buying look for Patch cable on the box/package).

Aside from Patch Cable those cables are also known as Crossover Cables
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