How to: Connect a Remote PC Using a Wireless Laptop
October 20, 2008
LinuxToday managing editor, Carla Shroder, describes a clever hack for a networking dilemma she experienced at home.
I put a desktop PC in there because it's also going to be my recording studio. The problem was getting on my local network-- I didn't want to run 75 feet of cable, and it was going to take a few days to order a wireless NIC. So I came up with a quick slick hack to get connected using a wireless laptop.
There are all kinds of bridging howtos all over the Internet so I'm not going to repeat them. This is a pretty good howto: Creating a bridge device. Give your bridge device an IP address that matches your network, and that is the default gateway for the other PC.
I also bought a batch of 2GB thumb drives- at $6 each. Six bucks!! Younguns, I remember the first gigabyte hard drive way back in the last millennium, and it cost a few hundred dollars. This is amazing. Which reminds me- why do some PCs still have a floppy drive, and does anyone use them?
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