Stupid question: turning my wired machine into a wireless access point?

homercles337

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I have googled quite a bit and found nothing helpful to me. I am running a Win7 desktop (mobo: Gigabyte EX58 UD4P), would like to keep it wired, but turn it into a wireless access point. Any useful links would be appreciated. TIA.
 

ch33zw1z

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You're looking for Windows 7 Internet Connection Sharing (ICS). Basically, sharing out the wireless card as an AP.

Hit up google, many guides out there.
 

homercles337

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Finally getting back to this, been busy. Anyway, im looking at this page which has the exact setup i want, but what is confusing is "4" on the host computer. What do i need to connect the wireless hub to the host pc? My mobo has two lan ports. Is that where i want to go?

EDIT: Actually, my mobo has only one lan port...
 
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JackMDS

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Please explain how you currently configured and gets the Internet, and waht the additional Access Point needs to connect to? Otherwise we are going in circles.


:cool:
 

homercles337

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I am a horrible procrastinator, but i finally got the thing running via ICS and an additional network card. Im not sure why this took so much effort, just alzheimers i guess. Anyway, one last question. I now now have the two LANs, one connected to the Netgear N600. In configuring the thing, i had to fire up my laptop (my desktop which runs the thing has no wireless network receiver). I was reading the manual that i can connect to the router directly via the ethernet cable, but i cant seem to figure out how that works.

tldr; How do i connect to the Netgear N600 for configuration purposes via the ethernet cable?
 

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