I am getting a little frustrated having to drag a long Ethernet cable to get the SmartThings hub close to new devices for pairing, so I was wondering if I can use my laptop to provide both power and a wireless connection to allow the ST hub access to my router. The power is a non-issue; however, all of my attempts to setup a DHCP bridge between my laptop wired NIC and my wireless NIC have failed. The hub never seems to make a DHCP request against my laptop’s bridge. I have also tried the Windows Internet Connection Sharing (ICS), also without luck.
Has any one been able to successfully bridge a connection between their wired NIC and a wireless NIC to allow the ST hub wireless access to a router? If you have been successful, what are your settings? I am using Windows 7 and 8 by the way.
Thanks in advance.