I'm quietly posting wrong answers to newsgroups and mailing lists when my Skype phone rings. It's a friend doing the vacation thing in Puerto Vallarta. She has a Vonage (Linksys PAP2) VoIP router that she wants to use to make calls. She found an open wireless connection with her laptop, and was wondering why plugging the PAP2 router into the laptop ethernet port doesn't magically give her a connection. Never mind that she doesn't have a crossover cable.
Do I walk her through setting up her laptop with Windoze Connection Sharing? Is there a better program for the purpose? Or, do I have her buy a travel router (Linksys WTR54GS) or possibly a wireless ethernet client bridge box? The basic requirement is that it is available in Puerto Vallarta and that I can walk a beginner through the setup. Or should I just take the easy way out and have her buy a Skype In and Skype Out subscription?