My dad's wireless router is on the opposite end of the room than the TV and I brought over my xbox 360 to play this weekend. However, I lack the will to purchase an overpriced wireless adapter and I much rather not have an ethernet cable strewn across the room.
Is it possible to install some sort of driver on my laptop (Windows 7) to have it act as a virtual router/bridge so I can place an ethernet cable in the NIC on my laptop and the other end in the xbox 360? Also, can I do this without the need of a crossover cable, as we only have standard cables at the moment.
Just for the sake an example, I'd love the exact same functionality as http://virtualrouter.codeplex.com/, but connected via ethernet
The NIC is a Realtek RTL8101E Family PCI-E.