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Hi, I'm sorry if this is common knowledge to other people. I am trying to set up a server, but there aren't enough outlets close to our router. It is a wireless router, and I have a computer in the next room connected through wifi. I have a crossover cable and have tried using that to share internet, but my other computer keeps giving me a message saying it has to have the same IP our router has. I was kind of wondering if I could build some sort of wireless hub with a network jack on it. Is there a cheep way of solving this problem. I would rather not buy another wireless card.

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Make sure the computer connected using the cross over cable is set to get it's IP address from DHCP and dosn;t have it set statically.

You'll also need to bridge the two network adapters on the computer that is connected to both the wireless and the other computer.

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Make sure the computer connected using the cross over cable is set to get it's IP address from DHCP and dosn;t have it set statically.

You'll also need to bridge the two network adapters on the computer that is connected to both the wireless and the other computer.

Thank you, I just figured out how to do the bridging.

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You could use the bridging functionality in Windows, or buy a x5 ports network switch and some cables to connect the devices together.

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