Is it possible to share network/internet connection via a usb dongle (from XP)?
April 7, 2006 10:31 PM Subscribe
wifi sharing via USB dongle filter: Is it possible to share network/internet connection via a usb dongle (from XP)? if so how?
posted by mule to Computers & Internet (7 answers total)
My mum just purchased a new laptop (ibook) which she would like to connect wirelessly to her home network. She has a wired Linksys broadband modem connected to her WinXP box via ethernet.
I advised her to pick up a wifi usb dongle to share the internet and network from her PC to the iBook, thinking that the dongle could be used to 'push' the netwprk out. With plenty of fiddling the laptop can see the network as a peer to peer but not share the connection to the net.
I'm pretty experienced with the mac side of things but the Windows stuff seems like an endless loop of wizards.
Can anyone point me to set of instruction on how to get this working?