My laptop can connect to the Internet (via WiFi) at my home. But it overheats and I'd have to completely disassemble it down to the motherboard in order to R&R the heatsink/fan assembly, which I am not prepared to do yet (mainly because my eyes are in poor condition and it is hard for me to do things that involve tiny parts/screws, but I am also a bit of a klutz
). If I set it outside in the cold, it is fine for non-power functions.
My friend was thinking about selling an old laptop. It's got issues of its own, but overheating isn't one of them. It cannot connect to the Internet via WiFi, but can do so with no problems via Ethernet. She told me if I cleaned it up and got it in decent shape for eventual sale, I could use it for a while before she sells it. I managed to install Mint 14 Xfce on it
. So both laptops are running the same version of the same OS (if that helps?).
I was thinking that I could place mine outside and run my Ethernet cable through the window to my desk (just inside the window) and plug the cable into both laptops' Ethernet ports. IF I can somehow use this setup to provide Internet connectivity to the one inside, it would make things much more comfortable for me (I've managed to get sick and would really rather stay inside right now).
I really do not have a clue how to set up something like this. I believe I once read that Microsoft Windows OS can do this - and that they call it ICS or Internet Connection Sharing (or something like that)? But, as you can imagine, I do not wish to use Microsoft OS.
BtW, if it makes a difference, the Ethernet cable that I have is a regular one, not
a crossover or whatever they call it. I really hope this is not a problem.
Thanks in advance,