Those little lifehacks

For at least two semesters I’ve been having a silly network cable running out the door of my room preventing me from closing it properly. My stationary computer doesn’t have wi-fi but since my old laptop does have wi-fi I made it share its internet with my desktop.

Like so: Desktop computer <-cable-> laptop <-wi-fi-> internet

My desktop computer connected to my laptop sharing its internet

There we go! Here’s my laptop sharing its internet with my desktop pc.
My laptop and my humongous network cable.
That. Cable. Looking forward to stowing it away and maybe tucking away the laptop.


Some nerdy statistics made using this speed testing tool.

Desktop computer

  • Wired into router: 10.71mbit down / 661kbit up. Ping 16ms.
  • Wired into laptop: 9.05mbit down / 646kbit up. Ping 17ms.


  • Wireless: 7.88mbit down / 707kbit up. Ping 24ms.

Curious speed fluctuations aside, the overall result seems good. Good enough for playing Dota 2. ^_^