I recently moved out into a new bedsit which provides internet to each apartment through a 3rd party. The 3rd party has a webpage you must log into in order to connect to the internet (like in a hotel). The problem is that they only let you be logged in from one location at once, and I need to use my laptop and desktop at the same time.
What I need to do is connect my desktop to the internet through my laptop.
Wireless → Laptop → UTP → Desktop
So I tried bridging the connection. This worked, I had internet on both devices. However they were still seen as one device and thus only one could be logged in.
What I need to happen is for all requests to go through the laptop and then be passed on to the desktop, allowing me to use both at the same time. According to my (limited) knowledge, is this the function of a proxy server?
Are there any simple and lightweight (the laptop only has an Intel Atom) proxy servers you can recommend I use? The laptop dual-boots Windows 7 and Gentoo, so one that runs on either OS will do.