I have an Asus netbook, an older Acer laptop, and verizon wireless router (among other equipment). The Acer connects wirelessly to the router (on another floor) without problems, but the netbook has trouble connecting (both machines connect fine by wire to the router). I was thinking that I could connect the ethernet ports on the two machines, to allow the netbook to share the Acer's wireless connection (both machines running PCLOS 2010KDE). But before I try:
- do I need a crossover cable? Is a 'normal' cable going to harm either machine?
- I know I need to share the Acer's connection via PCLOS Control Center; but is there anything need to be doe to setup the netbook?
I'd appreciate your recommendations, comments, warnings, etc.