How do I make XP act as a gateway?
by shelvacu - 2/21/12 1:33 AM
Setup: I have an old laptop which is connected to the main router via wireless and my desktop via ethernet. I currently have the wireless network connection "shared" and so my desktop can connect to the internet. However, other computers on the network cannot access my desktop, only my laptop. This also means that no ports from the internet can be forwarded to my desktop, only my laptop.
<div><div>Is it possible for my laptop to act as a switch or a gateway? the laptop still being able to access internet is preferred but not required.
Can I just forward ALL ports to the desktop? (Its annoying to have to configure two firewalls)