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i have a wired connection and a wireless card on xp dell laptop. how can i convert my laptop into a wifi router so that others can use my internet through wireless.

I have been following the instructions from Lifehacker

However i cannot share my local area connection it gives error stating that i have to set the connections to share and local area connections is not on that dropdown.

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Router would be the wrong term, "Internet connection sharing" would be. You can edit your post to rephrase the question. –  Moab Jan 6 '11 at 17:15
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I have been following the instructions under http://lifehacker.com/280002/turn-your-laptop-into-a-wireless-hot-spot

However i cannot share my local area connection it gives error stating that i have to set the connections to share and local area connections is not on that dropdown.

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here is the link for my local area connections. d.pr/RwXY –  junkone Jan 7 '11 at 2:47
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