Okaay, for some reason I haven’t updated this blog for over 1 month after its creation…
For the end-of-semester’s holiday, I’ve decided to bring my gaming PC back home back from my dorm at Bandung, so that I can still play some of the games with minimum requirements that are obviously not intended to be played on laptops. Only problem is, I’m using a wireless router to share the internet connection back home, and my PC doesn’t have a wireless adapter available that I can use. So, everytime I need to use the internet, I had to use my laptop. Still, I prefer to use my desktop for browsing since it’s a lot more comfortable with bigger screen and keyboard. Buying a wireless adapter for Rp 300,000 seems like a waste of money, since I probably only need wireless access for my desktop for only about two weeks. So, I came up with a solution: using network bridging.
What you’ll need:
- An ethernet cable with cross-configuration
- A laptop with built-in wireless adapter
How to do it:
- Make sure your laptop is connected to the desired wireless network
- (Windows XP) open network connection
- Choose both the wireless network connection, and the local connection connecting your desktop to your laptop
- Right click, and choose ‘bridge network’
Voila! Your desktop should now indicate that it’s able to connect to the internet!
P.S. : set your laptop on minimum power consumption since we only need the wireless connection, but make sure it doesn’t go into standby or hibernation