Wireless to LAN sharing difficulty

Discussion in 'Windows XP Networking' started by stroodle, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. stroodle


    Jan 29, 2014
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    I have recently intalled wndows xp home on a dektop pc and need a temporary internet connection. I do not have a wireless network adapter so i require a phyical connection. I cannot connect pc and router via physical connection as the router is located within a lodgers room, and would be very inconvenient for them to install a cable.

    However, my spare laptop does have a wireless connection to the router, so i would like to share this wireless connection with my desktop pc, via ethernet/LAN.

    The problem is that the LAN or High-Speed Internet connection icon is missing on my destop pc. My guess is that there is a device driver (possibly the network card) missing/uninstalled or maybe the hardware itself is unistalled? Would it be necessary to access the required driver(s) online?

    Also, if i manage to set up an ethernet connection to my desktop pc, is there a way of sharing my wirless network from my laptop?

    Any help with this issue will be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks for reading :)
    stroodle, Jan 29, 2014
  2. stroodle


    Dec 10, 2012
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    what is the make, model, and model number of the various pc's

    there will be wireless and wired connections available from each manufacturer

    provide the info and I will see if I can help you find the drivers
    Elizabeth23, Jan 29, 2014
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