URGENT: Edgy as temporary router

Matthew Nicholson sjoeboo at sjoeboo.com
Fri Nov 3 21:42:26 UTC 2006

in a pinch, without explaining much, installed firestarter and configure
it for connection sharing. that "should" work. i've never used it
myself, though, i know the feature is there. this should allow you to do
what you intend.
On Fri, 2006-11-03 at 21:31 +0000, GyroTech wrote:
> I have a bit of an urgent request...
> Recently, an engineer really screwed someone up and cut my cable line so 
> I no longer have broadband access. My neighbor has allowed me to 
> temporarily use his wifi network while my ISP gets on to repairing mine.
> My laptop is great, but I need my wire-only desktop to grab some 
> internet access too. Is it possible to use my Edgy laptop as a makeshift 
> wifi access portal easily?? The wifi card connects happily to the doner 
> network, and I can get the laptop and desktop to talk to each other over 
> a crossover cat5 cable, but what I really need is for the desktop to 
> pass through the ethernet port onto the wifi network, getting it's own 
> dhcp and such rather than installing a dhcp and dns servers on the laptop.
> Is this possibly to do quickly and in an easily reversible manner??
> Thanks in advance.
> GT
Matthew Nicholson <sjoeboo at sjoeboo.com>

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