View Full Version : Can I share a wireless adaptor?

16-12-2009, 11:06 AM

I have 2 pcs sitting next to each other. I want both to connect to the home wireless network (mainly for each to get the internet).

I currently have one connected with a wireless adaptor and I want to connect the pc next to it to the network without buying another adaptor (I have a crossover network cable).

So can I use the cable to connect the 2 pc's, with both able to access the wireless router and therefore the internet?

And how complicated is that?

Speedy Gonzales
16-12-2009, 11:10 AM
If you have a wireless router, you dont need a crossover cable. Just plug the other PC in the back of the router (if its got ethernet ports). You can have wireless and wired, if thats what youre asking.

16-12-2009, 11:32 AM
Yes, just enable ICS.
this for XP http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306126
but should work for any windows from this decade.

16-12-2009, 12:06 PM
Yep, just enable ICS and you should be good to go.

However, you will obviously need the PC with the wireless adapter to be on for the other PC to access the internet.


16-12-2009, 01:03 PM
Thanks. I forgot to mention that its windows 7...it all is new to me at the moment. And the connection to the internet is in another room.