How to connect a laptop to a desktop with an ethernet cable

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yudhveer

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I have a wifi in my apartment but I dont have a LAN coming to my room so I can't access internet on my desktop! Now what I want to do is I want to connect my laptop to my desktop using the ethernet cable without a router, so that I can access internet on my desktop as well as my laptop... note-both laptop and PC run on windows XP! The laptop belongs to COMPAQ and the desktop to IBM!
 
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If you have Wifi connection on your laptop you can do it like this, because it's free:

- connect your desktop and laptop with a lan cable.
- start up your laptop and desktop
- go to connection settings on your laptop, then to adapter settings.
- select wifi adapter + lan adapter and click on the right mouse button.
- click on bridge connections

This should work, the only drawback is that you have to turn on both computers and that the internet is a bit slower.

yudhveer

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Well I want to connect it with a ethernet cable only... Well anyway thanks... How much would the USB wireless card cost, can you pls tell me INR (Indian Rupees)/// thanks!
 

greatforce

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If you have Wifi connection on your laptop you can do it like this, because it's free:

- connect your desktop and laptop with a lan cable.
- start up your laptop and desktop
- go to connection settings on your laptop, then to adapter settings.
- select wifi adapter + lan adapter and click on the right mouse button.
- click on bridge connections

This should work, the only drawback is that you have to turn on both computers and that the internet is a bit slower.
 
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