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My desktop computer has problem on external wireless device so i want to use my netbook as wireless device for desktop computer.

Is this possible ? if so how can i do this ?

Edit: Both machines has windows 7 installed.

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Windows or linux laptop? It is possible in both just answer will vary. – Chris Oct 7 '10 at 17:41
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Yes you can share your physical nic port with another computer. Get the laptop onto wireless and in windows you can do this fairly easily by right clicking on your wired device and clicking share.

I used to do this with my xbox 360 when a cable was not reachable to the router, worked like a charm.

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Can you specify steps and details ? – Freshblood Oct 7 '10 at 17:47
Thanks it works. – Freshblood Oct 8 '10 at 9:20

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