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I have a laptop running Windows XP Service Pack 3. There is a CentOS 6.0 desktop next to it. The Windows XP laptop has a Wi-Fi card, and it has Internet access. The CentOS computer does not have a Wi-Fi card or Internet access.

I don't want to purchase a wireless NIC for the desktop. What are the steps I can do to get an Internet connection from my Windows XP laptop to the CentOS desktop?

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migrated from Jul 30 '11 at 5:46

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You can link the two systems together with a switch or crossover cable and ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) should be possible on the wireless NIC which will share (NAT) its Internet connection.

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