Internet sharing


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Internet sharing

Sharing the Internet connection on one computer with other devices in the network. Internet sharing performs the functions of a router, which forwards requests to the Internet and directs the responses back to the appropriate machine (see NAT).

Internet sharing can also be used to create a mobile hotspot. For example, if an Ethernet cable is the only connection to the Internet, a laptop computer with both wired and wireless capability can convert wired Ethernet to Wi-Fi and vice versa for any Wi-Fi devices in the vicinity. See ICS and cellular hotspot.
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The global market for HomePlug technology is rapidly expanding beyond home data networking and Internet sharing into rich multimedia content distribution and home automation," said Matt Theall, President of the HomePlug Powerline Alliance and powerline initiative manager for Intel Corporation.

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