I Have a two desktop computers, where one has an usb wireless adapter and the other does not. I was wondering that is there some kind of software, where I can connect the two computers with ethernet cable, and allowing the other desktop to have internet connection. Is there some kind of software that allows this to work?

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    what OS are you running? – blsub6 Dec 31 '10 at 21:15
  • The one that has the wifi adapter is Windows 7. The other I'm planning to put a linux distro on it. – AfterschoolHobbist Dec 31 '10 at 21:31
  • Have the Windows 7 computer with the WIFI adapter receive its internet access via wireless.
  • Have your Linux computer connect to your Windows 7 computer via an ethernet cable.
  • Enable Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) on the Windows 7 computer.
  • No configuration needed on the Linux box - you should be good to go!

How to enable ICS in Windows:


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