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Posted · Original PosterOP

Can I hookup my desktop to my laptop through ethernet and have my desktop access the internet through my laptop's wifi connection? Lan ports on my router are broken and I need to upload a large file in one go.

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Yes, simply share your WiFi internet to the ethernet port.

 

Here's a tutorial to do it with Windows 10 ;

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-set-and-manage-network-bridge-connection-windows-10


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Just now, geg43 said:

Can I hookup my desktop to my laptop through ethernet and have my desktop access the internet through my laptop's wifi connection? Lan ports on my router are broken and I need to upload a large file in one go.

Instead of trying to jury rig some sort of strange networking stuff, wouldn't it be easier to copy the file to a USB then copy the file from the USB to the laptop and then upload it?  That would remove any confusion as to whether or not it was working.  You didn't say how large the file is.

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26 minutes ago, kb5zue said:

Thanks for the information, it has been years since I set up one of those and had completely forgotten about it.

no problem, if you have any problems setting it up then just ask and we'll try to help further! :)

 

EDIT : @kb5zue sorry, somehow thought you were the OP! :P

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Posted · Original PosterOP
21 minutes ago, kb5zue said:

Instead of trying to jury rig some sort of strange networking stuff, wouldn't it be easier to copy the file to a USB then copy the file from the USB to the laptop and then upload it?  That would remove any confusion as to whether or not it was working.  You didn't say how large the file is.

My work laptop only has 100gb of free space. The filed I need to upload is nearly 1/2 a terabyte. I also cant split it up into smaller pieces without corrupting it. 

 

22 minutes ago, wkdpaul said:

Yes, simply share your WiFi internet to the ethernet port.

 

Here's a tutorial to do it with Windows 10 ;

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-set-and-manage-network-bridge-connection-windows-10

My desktop is win 7 my laptop is 10 will it still work?

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Just now, geg43 said:

My desktop is win 7 my laptop is 10 will it still work?

yes, network is OS independent ;)

 

You could do the same with a Linux computer and a PS4 :)


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3 minutes ago, geg43 said:

Its not letting me create a bridge between the wireless and ethernet.

oh wait ... totally forgot, you actually need a cross-over cable for that.

 

Unless you have the appropriate cable or a switch, it won't be possible.

 


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5 hours ago, wkdpaul said:

oh wait ... totally forgot, you actually need a cross-over cable for that.

 

Unless you have the appropriate cable or a switch, it won't be possible.

 

All recent interfaces ( like 2000+ recent ) are auto-mdix capable, so they shouldn't require a cross-over cable ^^ In a world where there was no auto-mdix, you would need a cross-over cable in order to make that work 

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8 hours ago, wkdpaul said:

oh wait ... totally forgot, you actually need a cross-over cable for that.

 

Unless you have the appropriate cable or a switch, it won't be possible.

 

go into one of the devices lan adapters 

go to adapters properties

advanced properties

select crossover if adapter allows🙂

no crosscable needed

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