All right, I have a machine running Windows 7 that's connecting to the wifi network at my apartment. Unfortunately, they won't give me another access code for the network, and I would like to get my second machine running Ubuntu access to the internet as well. I have a crossover cable, and I've been able to setup filesharing between the two without a problem. Setting up ICS has been another issue. I haven't been able to figure it out at all, and I'm wondering if it's even possible to use a crossover cable for such a job?
I'm thinking just setting up a wired router would be simpler. Would that be true? How difficult would it be to setup a wired router to share internet between Windows 7 and Ubuntu, through the wireless connection Windows 7 is getting?
So to recap:
Wifi connection ----> Windows 7 ----> Wired Router ----> Ubuntu
Wifi connection ----> Windows 7 ----> Crossover cable ----> Ubuntu
Is the second possible or feasible, and if not, how about the first?