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Old 10-06-2006, 12:51 PM   #1
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How to setup a home Network ?


Hi all ..

i'am using the distro : aLinux 12.8

i have 2 pc one running xp

and the other is the aLinux 12.8

i know how to set it up between two xp ( but the problem here i dont know about linux controlles )

how do i set up a home ntework betweem those two

please explain step by step ( as i'm totally new to linux )

Thank You Very Much ..
 
Old 10-06-2006, 01:04 PM   #2
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This will depend on how you want your network to be set up.

I assume these will be connected to the Internet.... If that's true, will one PC be the gateway for the other, or will you be using some type of hub or switch connected to, or with a built in modem or router?

If you need to connect the two machines directly to each other, you will need to do so with a crossover cable, and they will both need to have the same IP scheme (ie. 10.0.0.x on both machines, or whatever addressing scheme you are using). If they just need to talk to each other, that would be it, but if they need to get to the outside world, each would need correct routing information, so one would use the default gateway to your ISP, while the other would use the machine it is directly connected to as it's gateway.

On the other hand, if you have both machines connected through a hub or switch, they would both need to be configured to use the modem or router as the gateway, and would both need to be on the same subnet with the same IP scheme as the gateway device.

I know that doesn't directly answer your question, but that will make it easier to give an accurate answer for your situation.
 
Old 10-06-2006, 01:15 PM   #3
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okay ... i understand

actually its 3 computers with a router and a switch ...

the xp comp is the main one with the default gateaway ip which is 192.168.1.1

and i put that number in my network setting default gateaway ip on linux

to get the net working ( DSL )

i guess now i explained the situation
 
Old 10-06-2006, 01:18 PM   #4
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I suspect the type of functionality you are looking for is similar to what you would have with 2 XP machines. I'm just trying to figure this out myself, but the Linux box will need to run Samba to be seem on the "Network Neighborhood"/Workgroup section on the XP box. I've been using a package called swat which allows you to configure Samba through a web browser on the localhost. There is help on every option it seems, and quite easy to get to.

Since you know how to setup 2 XP PCs, I'm assuming you understand the physical networking needed for what you are wanting to do.
 
Old 10-06-2006, 01:23 PM   #5
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Samba ... i heard it must be install to get the network work >>

can you tell me where can i download it for my distro or any samba is suitable for my distro

thanx
 
Old 10-06-2006, 01:32 PM   #6
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You need SAMBA for connecting to Windows shares, but not for normal networking.

So it sounds like the Linux boxes are already networked ok and can connect to the Internet. Is all that you're really looking for at this point file and/or print sharing between the Linux boxes and the XP box?
 
Old 10-06-2006, 01:51 PM   #7
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yes i'm looking for file sharing and printer ...

is the network is already set up in my linux compute ?

if Yes ; how can i share or unshare folders and where is the ( (( Network places )) its called that in windows xp ) where is it in linux ( i know it will be in a different name )

if No ; how can i set up it
 
Old 10-06-2006, 05:27 PM   #8
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well the best way to share two computers... one having XP and the other Linux... U can use SMB... samba...

for samba u will have to search out... its rpm is easily at samba.org and a complete HOW-TO can also be searchedout over the internet...

i know this does not answer your question but a clue is there for you...
 
Old 10-09-2006, 12:13 AM   #9
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thanks khattaking but i dont intend to use samba because when i install the package it wont install because of Dependencies problem and when intalling it without (( Dependencies ))

the computer tell me its broken ..

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i found another thing which called (( lisa daemon )) ... i hope you know it

when i start it from terminal it says :

# NetManager:: prepare: bind (TCP) failed, errno: 98

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i already set every thing up .. from option

any idea what is happening ?



thanx

Last edited by _GOGO_; 10-09-2006 at 12:15 AM.
 
Old 10-03-2007, 01:37 AM   #10
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Cool

In the Linux Box, go to "Synaptic" and write down all the dependencies for "Samba". Then install all those appplications. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ComprehensiveSambaGuide Good luck to YOU.
 
  


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