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I am running Mint Linux (Ubuntu based) on my main PC which has the internet connection. I would like to share this internet connection with a Win XP laptop. I ...
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    Internet connection sharing via bluetooth: linux & XP


    I am running Mint Linux (Ubuntu based) on my main PC which has the internet connection. I would like to share this internet connection with a Win XP laptop. I have bluetooth dongles in both machines.

    How do I go about this? I am a relative noob, too.

    If it might help I could convert the laptop to Linux as well, but would rather see if I can do it this way first.

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    I am not sure that you can do this over bluetooth, at least not easily. And even if you do manage bluetooth would be terribly slow and would probably only work in that one room.

    Your best bet is a cheap wireless router and a wireless card for your laptop. This setup could be had for well under $80(USD).

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