Sharing wireless internet with a PC laptop?

mmoin

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This is a fairly odd question, but I thought you guys could help. A friend of mine has a windows laptop running XP and a wireless card, I have a PB G4 w/AP Extreme. There's wireless access in our classroom, but the reception on my laptop is so weak that I can't connect, however he can. Is there any way to set it up (on his computer or mine) so that I can access the internet through his computer? Thanks.
 

ftaok

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mmoin said:
This is a fairly odd question, but I thought you guys could help. A friend of mine has a windows laptop running XP and a wireless card, I have a PB G4 w/AP Extreme. There's wireless access in our classroom, but the reception on my laptop is so weak that I can't connect, however he can. Is there any way to set it up (on his computer or mine) so that I can access the internet through his computer? Thanks.
While going through the excercise of internet sharing is good, you might want to investigate why your reception is so weak compared to your buddy's PC. Maybe your antenna has come loose?
 

mmoin

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I tried taking out the battery and pressing firmly against the sides of the compartment (to try to push the antenna back into place if it had been dislodged) but it didn't make a difference. I'm sort of resigned to the face that PB reception is pretty weak.
 
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