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Attempting to turn desktop into internet passthrough: Possible? Please assist!

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Ok so here's the background:

I moved from an area where I had a 50mbps cable connection to the boonies where I'm pulling an internet connection through a wireless G USB dongle from my girlfriend's parents house next door. I'd like to push my wireless internet along with some server services (movie and music) to a router to provide to the rest of my house. Is this possible? My current setup is as follows:

Wireless dongle>Desktop>ethernet cord>Wireless Router>End Devices

I'm on Win7 x64 ultimate by the way. I've attempted to use the built in sharing ability to try to share out my connection to the local area network port that's connected to the router, but no dice there. Any input would help

Thanks guys!
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Bridging since you're already behind a NAT/LAN/DHCP device or internet connection sharing. Don't use the WAN port on your local router to connect it to your PC.

Or, buy your own internet.
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Ok, so I'll be pushing ethernet from desktop to port 1 on local router. Using ICS to share out internet, but my xbox is looking for the router to provide internet, which it isnt doing... This is proving to be more difficult than I imagined
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The xbox is looking for DHCP to tell it what to do. In a bridged environment, you will be receiving IP assignments from your GF's parents router, which is the WAN facing device. With ICS, your windows box will also act as a NAT device (as you will be in a double NAT environment). It would be very unlikely for your xbox to indicate an open NAT situation behind two layers of port address translation.
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next question is if its possible to set the n300(my router) as an extender on a 2wire, bypassing the second nat source?
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What router do you have. Depending on which one it is we can see the capabilities.
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