Wireless Access Points

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  1. Raviral

    Raviral I'm famous, baby OT Supporter

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    Let's say I have two laptops with wifi capabilities. But there aren't any Wireless access points around.

    But say I can get a wired connection to the internet on one laptop.

    Can I get the other laptop networked to the wired laptop through their wifi cards?

    Would I pretty much be trying to turn one of the laptops into an access point?

    Thanks in advance. :x:
     
  2. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    I believe you could do this, it would be called an ad-hoc network as opposed to an infrastructure network with access points/routers/etc.

    However, if this is for some type of home setup, it would probably be easiest just to get a wireless router.
     
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    Probably easier to get a wireless router like said above.

    But yes, Ad-Hoc mode will do it for you.
     
  4. EvilSS

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    Definatly easier to get a WiFi router. To share internet from the laptop using an ad-hoc network you would also need to install and config Internet Connection Sharing on the wired laptop. Screw that.
     

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