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I have a windows 7 desktop that is connected to the internet through wi-fi. I have a linux laptop that I want to share the internet with through a LAN able form my desktop to my laptop? HOw do I set my desktop up to be the internet for my laptop?

Update: I do not see am option for how to share this

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Has it to be via lan? – Christian Woerz Oct 9 '13 at 0:22
yes, i need to install wireless drivers for my laptop. – user257450 Oct 9 '13 at 0:26
use connectify. – Lorenzo Von Matterhorn Oct 9 '13 at 0:34
I installed that program and I need the 'PRO' version to use it in my case. I uninstalled it, it removed my wireless drivers all together. I had to spend an hours fixing that. – user257450 Oct 9 '13 at 12:30

There is a great tutorial, how you can do it without any additional tools.

  1. Click the Windows icon and type "view network connections", then hit "Enter" on your keyboard. enter image description here

  2. Right-click on the icon that represents your wireless connection to the internet, then left-click on "Properties"
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  3. Go to the "Sharing" tab and check the top box, then choose "Local Area Connection" from the drop down below. No need to check the second box. Just press "OK" at the bottom of the screen.
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  4. When everything is ready to go you will see the word "Shared" under your wireless connection to the Internet. Its sharing with your computers ethernet port (also called "Local Area Connection" on this screen).
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Now you can connect an ethernet cable to your computers ethernet port and share internet to a second device.

Note: To return normal ethernet port functionality to your computer, just repeat the above and uncheck the top box, then press "OK


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