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I want to achieve the same thing with Windows XP that I do with Mac OS X. On my Mac I use "Internet Sharing" from "Wi-Fi" to "Ethernet".

What I'm trying to do is connect my freesat top-set box to my wireless connection. The Freesat box only has a wired ethernet connection.

What I want to do is connect my laptop ethernet connection to the freesat-box ethernet connection and share my laptop's wifi to the laptops ethernet connection

Edit: Also I need the laptop or the wifi DCHP server to address the freesat-box.

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Is wiring impossible? It looks non feasible to have your laptop on for your Freesat box. – Tom Wijsman Aug 28 '11 at 13:51
    
No. Unfortunately not. My concept works on my Mac but I'm struggling with Win XP. – Simon Aug 28 '11 at 14:00
    
@Simon: Sorry Simon I don't understand. Is it "Internet-->Freesat==>something-->laptop" or is it "Internet-->Freesat==>laptop==>something-->others"? Or is it "Internet==>wifirouter-->laptop==>something==>Freesat"? ("--" is wired, "==" is wireless). – William C Aug 28 '11 at 19:23
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It is called Internet Connection Sharing in Windows XP. There is a nice tutorial here.

Excerpt:

On the host computer:

  • Log on to the host computer as Administrator or as Owner.
  • Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
  • Click Network and Internet Connections.
  • Click Network Connections.
  • Right-click the connection that you use to connect to the Internet. For example, if you - connect to the Internet by using a modem, right-click the connection that you want under Dial-up.
  • Click Properties.
  • Click the Advanced tab.
  • Under Internet Connection Sharing, select the Allow other network users to connect through this computer's Internet connection check box.

On the client computer:

  • Log on to the client computer as Administrator or as Owner.
  • Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
  • Click Network and Internet Connections.
  • Click Network Connections.
  • Right-click Local Area Connection, and then click Properties.
  • Click the General tab, click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) in the This connection uses the following items list, and then click Properties.
  • In the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties dialog box, click Obtain an IP address automatically (if it is not already selected), and then click OK.
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