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Here is my setup. I have a Windows 7 PC connected to internet over WiFi and would like to share this with Ubuntu (no router involved). Also, Ubuntu i use it for tethering for mobile data (whenever WiFi is down) and would like to use this connection from windows 7. I know hotspot is an option to get the mobile device to share the internet connection, but was looking if there is a way to with out this. Does anybody know of such a setup?

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Do you have Ethernet connections on both? If so, it's pretty simple to share the connection, if you confirm that I can get an answer up with some screens (though later today, so someone else may be able to get that up sooner). – nerdwaller Apr 14 '13 at 14:33
Yes, I do have Ethernet connections although do not have a router yet. – itsme Apr 14 '13 at 19:38
I am confused by: "Windows 7 PC connected to internet over WiFi" but no router yet. Is the Ethernet unused in both machines? – nerdwaller Apr 14 '13 at 19:52
Sorry to be vague. What i meant is I cannot connect windows PC and Ubuntu to a router. Yes, Ethernet is unused on both machines. – itsme Apr 14 '13 at 19:56
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Sorry for taking a bit to be back:

Share from Ubuntu

  1. Click the Network Icon (mine: wifi)

  2. Click Edit


  1. Highlight your Wired Connection (It's your ethernet), select Edit


  1. Select the IPv4 Settings tab, change the "Method" to Shared to other computers


Then all you need to do is connect an Ethernet between Ubuntu and whatever computer/object with an Ethernet that needs connectivity. Should have all the other settings already in place for that.

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Thanks nerdwaller for helping on this – itsme Apr 18 '13 at 17:29

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