I have a need to setup a VoIP phone that needs to be plugged into a wired net. However, I only have wireless Internet access as the modem/router are upstairs and not accessible to the phone. I have a Windows 7 laptop that has both a wired and wireless adapter. I would like to be able to plug the VoIP phone into the laptop, have the laptop perform routing so that requests to other networks (ie the Interweb) are forwarded to the wireless network card, who then forwards it along to the router, etc. I would think that enabling Internet Connection Sharing on the wireless adapter might be able to accomplish this, but there are so few options published that I have doubts it would work - in particular, how does my VoIP phone get its IP assigned (is there a hidden DHCP server enabled with ICS?) how is the routing/NAT handled? If my wireless card's address is 192.168.5.144, and my wired card's address is statically assigned to be 192.168.11.1, my VoIP phone is statically assigned to be 192.168.11.2, and ICS is enabled with the proper services enabled, would my VoIP phone be able to connect to the web?
Edit: Better yet, if I just enable bridging between the two connections, could the VoIP phone get an IP assigned BY the real router?