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wireless adapter + ethernet cord + 2 pc??

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Hi all,

I got two pc's currently in one room and the wireless router downstairs. Currently my main pc is connected with a wireless network adapter. Can I run a ethernet cord from my main pc to my secondary pc and give my secondary pc internet access? Looking for insight.
    
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If one of the nic's supports auto-mdix sure, if not you need to use a crossover cables.

Main PC.
  • Enable internet sharing in the network properties.
  • Add static IP address and subnet your Ethernet nic using a diffrent subnet then your wifi,
  • Leave the default gateway blank
Extra pc
  • Assign a static IP on the same subnet as the other machine.
  • Default gateway address as the IP of other machine.

That said, I've never done it..
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Extremely easy since you have Windows 7.

Once your main PC is connected to your wireless connection, wire the two computer with the ethernet cable. Go to the Network and Sharing Center and "Manage adapter settings". Select the wireless connection and the ethernet adapter, right click and select "Bridge Connections". And you're done.



From the 2nd PC it will look like it's physically connected to the network, so you don't even have to change any network settings. The only drawback is that your main PC needs to be powered on for the 2nd PC to have a network connection.
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Extremely easy since you have Windows 7.

Once your main PC is connected to your wireless connection, wire the two computer with the ethernet cable. Go to the Network and Sharing Center and "Manage adapter settings". Select the wireless connection and the ethernet adapter, right click and select "Bridge Connections". And you're done.



From the 2nd PC it will look like it's physically connected to the network, so you don't even have to change any network settings. The only drawback is that your main PC needs to be powered on for the 2nd PC to have a network connection.
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