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What i want to do is share an internet connection wirelessly through my desktop. I have a Netgear wireless card in my desktop. How can i share the internet wirelessly so i can connect with my laptop? I've done this with linux but i am unable to figure out how to do with with windows.....

XP Home SP2

Suse 10.0

The internet connection i have is DSL which is hooked into the desktop through a cat5 cable.

Thanks for the help.
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Hi Derek,

How to set up Internet Connection Sharing (Windows XP Computers)
(*Note: The 'Host' computer is the system that will be connecting to the Internet; 'Client' refers to any computer that is sharing the Internet connection, and is connecting to the Host computer.)

First, ensure that your LAN is setup properly for ICS:
On the HOST PC, please do the following:
  • Open up My Network Connections.
  • In the side panel, select 'Set up a home or small office network'.
  • Click Next until you reach the screen that asks 'Select a connection method'.
  • Choose the option that states 'This computer connects directly to the Internet. The other computers on my network connect through this computer.
  • Press 'Next'.
  • Select your Internet connection from the list.
  • Continue to press 'Next' until the setup is complete.
On the CLIENT PC(s), please do the following:
(Note: This should be your Linux system)
  • Ensure that your Linux System has an IP scheme similar to: -- your IP might be slightly different; ie:
  • Set your Linux Gateway to (or whatever the HOST PC's IP is)
Your LAN should now be configured properly; it is now time to setup ICS.
On the HOST PC, please do the following:
  • Open the Network Connections window. Here, you should have at least two connections listed: one for your Internet Connection, and one for the Ethernet adapter connected to your Local Area Network (LAN).
  • Right-click the connection icon corresponding to your Internet connection and select Properties.
  • Choose the Advanced tab, and turn on the "Allow other network users to connect through this computer's Internet connection" option. Click OK when you're done.
  • Verify that Internet Connection Sharing is enabled; it should say "Enabled, Shared" in the Network Connections Window.
You should now be able to use Internet Connection Sharing on your Laptop.
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