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  1. #1
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    Dec 2004
    Toronto, Ontario

    Using Windows as a Router?

    Okey... This is a though question and I don't know if it's possible.
    Ok, I'll start from the beginning. About a year ago i switched to linux. First it was Lindows (YUK) then Red Hat 9.0. Red was being stupid on my pc, so i abandond it. I also stopped with linux all together. I loved it but it just didn't work for me.... Pretty much what it was, was the fact that I have a usb wireless adapter (802.11b) in my room and the router is in the basement. Every thing was fine with windows.... Buut I like linux better... Now there is no way to get that usb adapter working because there are no linux drivers for it and I stopped trying after ages. Now heres the question: I Have got another computer , it's a lap top. Its okey (p3 800). I have SuSE 9.1 installed on it and I am loving it. But.. the only way I can go on the internet is if i got down to the basement and plug it directly into the router. there a way to connect my laptop to my other computer in my room? You see, I have my other computer running of that usb divice.. Is there a way that I can plug my laptop into my other computer and use the internet conection?
    Thanks for taking the time to read this long message..
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  2. #2
    Linux Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    San Antonio
    You can setup your windows machine to be a gateway, but I don't know how to do this, and this isn't the right place to be asking that :-/

    You could also get a PCMCIA card for your computer that would hook you up into the wireless network. I would suggest you go with a Cisco Aironet 350, as this card is supported by almost every flavor of linux or BSD I have tried.

    Good luck,

    I respectfully decline the invitation to join your delusion.

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