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Hi all! I have a wireless network, but no wireless adapter for my linux box . Rather than buying one (im broke), could I connect to my router through my ...
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    2 boxes, 1 wireless adapter...


    Hi all! I have a wireless network, but no wireless adapter for my linux box . Rather than buying one (im broke), could I connect to my router through my windows box, using it's wireless connection to get to the router, and an ethernet cable to connect the two boxes? Even though adapters are cheap, it seems stupid to buy one since the two boxes are right next to eachother and i get great wireless connection. I imagine something like the following crude diagram...

    --------------------
    | LINUX BOX |
    --------------------
    |
    |<----------Ethernet Cable
    --------------------
    |WINDOWS BOX|
    --------------------
    |
    |<----------Wireless b/g
    --------------------
    | Router |
    --------------------

    I hope I explained this clearly, but i can clarify if need be.
    Registered Linux User Number 373366

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    It doesn't look like a particularly good topology to me - it wont work at all if the windows PC is turned off.

    I suggest you either get a LAN cable and plug your Linux box into the router that way, or bite the bullet and buy the wireless card.
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    yeah...i think ill just get the card
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