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Raspberry Pi Cookbook for Python Programmers by Tim Cox

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Networking directly to a laptop or computer

It is possible to connect the Raspberry Pi LAN port directly to a laptop or computer using a single network cable. This will create a local network link between the computers, allowing all the things you can do if connected to a normal network without the need for a hub or router, including the connection to the Internet, if Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) is used as follows:

Networking directly to a laptop or computer

ICS allows the Raspberry Pi to connect to the Internet through another computer. However, some additional configuration is required for the computers in order to communicate across the link, as the Raspberry Pi does not automatically ...

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