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Old 04-03-2004, 05:10 PM   #1
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home network newbie


Hi, I am have just got broadband installed and have it working on my Linux box. Now I wanrt to set up a network with the other computers in my house - 2 pc's and a mac.

I have a cable modem connected via ethernet card. My plan is to use a second ethernet card in my pc to connect it to a hub, and then connect the other pcs to this hub.

Since most stuff in docs that i have found is quite specific and has a lot of jargon, I'm struggling to find sccesible info on how to configure this network. If you have any advice or know of a suitable tutorial please let me know.

Thanks,

Henry
 
Old 04-03-2004, 06:35 PM   #2
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you have to have two eth devices registered setup in your networking options in linux.

probably by using iptables forwarding.

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Old 04-03-2004, 06:36 PM   #3
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I have a cable modem connected via ethernet card. My plan is to use a second ethernet card in my pc to connect it to a hub, and then connect the other pcs to this hub.


buy a router it will eliminate the need for another network card and a hub.
 
Old 04-03-2004, 06:49 PM   #4
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hi henrywidd, welcome to lq. with that out of the way you can find some info here

http://www.netfilter.org/documentati...entation-howto

http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/doc...iew-HOWTO.html

i'm assuming your going to want to do some file sharing as well, so here are some samba links

http://hr.uoregon.edu/davidrl/samba/

http://us1.samba.org/samba/docs/using_samba/toc.html

and there is always the search feature here at lq that may provide a ton of useful info.
good luck.
 
Old 04-03-2004, 10:24 PM   #5
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the router idea worked for me....i use a Linksys Etherfast cable/dsl router model number BEFSR41....configured flawlessly....50 bucks well spent
 
Old 04-03-2004, 10:38 PM   #6
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Yes a router is a good idea. Get one with an internal firewall so you will not need any software firewalls that may slow down your computers. I use DI-604, it has a firewall. Hay $40 bucks for me.

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Old 04-04-2004, 03:30 AM   #7
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If you have a spare pc there are a few ready to run firewall/router distributions to test. Some of them doesn't even need a harddrive but can run from a floppy. One example is FreeSCO which is a fully functional firewall, router, dial-up, dial-in server with a simple web interface.

From those distributions you will not learn that much about networking and linux. If you plan to learn a bit about networking and linux then there are some good reading on http://www.tldp.org/
Take a special look at the guides.
 
Old 04-04-2004, 06:37 PM   #8
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Thanks all

Thanks (almost) all for the advice - I have an old pc that i can run freesco on- no need to buy a router!
It's good to put old kit to work.

Henry
 
Old 04-04-2004, 09:05 PM   #9
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Henry,

I've used Coyote linux for my broadband router. It worked great.
 
Old 04-04-2004, 11:31 PM   #10
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SmoothWall is probably the best firewall/router distro out there, but requires better hardware to run (also needs a HDD).
 
  


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