I have a interesting situation to discuss. See we have a work laptop that is used by my dad, but it is forced to be hard wired to the internet, via our wireless netgear box, but (it has 4 wired ports on it) The thing is my dad wants to ahve the ability to move to other areas of the house, or out back (back porch) if he wanted to, but the idea of hard wiring the house is just not there. We plan on moving in a year or so and to hard wire is a waste. The idea is to take another laptop, and connect the two with Ethernet cables, and get the work laptop to connect to the internet, via the second laptop. Basically were fooling the work laptop into thinking it is connecting via the cable, when in reality the cable is running to another laptop which then sends the signal via wireless, or air card down the road. So i know i have seen this before but my question is how do i go about doing this, as it seems that the secondary laptop's settings would have to be modified to turn it into a repeater basically?