LinuxQuestions.org
LinuxAnswers - the LQ Linux tutorial section.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Networking
User Name
Password
Linux - Networking This forum is for any issue related to networks or networking.
Routing, network cards, OSI, etc. Anything is fair game.

Notices



Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 08-05-2004, 04:36 PM   #1
rosssax
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Posts: 9

Rep: Reputation: 0
internet connection sharing through a modem...


Hi there.

I'm having some problems getting my second machine to connect to the internet via my first machine. Both boxes are running Mandrake Community 10.0 and are connected with an ethernet.

I don't know how to set up the internet because I can't tell if they need static IP addresses or if one should be a DHCP server and the other a client. I think that the IP that I receive from my ISP is a dynamic IP address so it's different every time. Does this then entail that they should run DHCP?

I'm really lost here so if anyone knows the simple way to network 2 boxes and get them sharing their connection then that knowledge would be muc appreciated here,

Ta Muchly.
 
Old 08-05-2004, 05:24 PM   #2
michaelk
Moderator
 
Registered: Aug 2002
Posts: 12,165

Rep: Reputation: 784Reputation: 784Reputation: 784Reputation: 784Reputation: 784Reputation: 784Reputation: 784
How are the two computers connected together. A hub, crossover cable etc.
If you only have a couple of PCs then setting up static IP addresses will be the easiest. You can use the Mandrake Control Center to configure both the network and internet connection sharing. The connection to the internet will be a dynamic IP address but the dialer software takes care of that.

http://doc.mandrakelinux.com/Mandrak...onnection.html

Last edited by michaelk; 08-05-2004 at 05:26 PM.
 
Old 08-05-2004, 06:46 PM   #3
rosssax
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Posts: 9

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
ethernet setup

ok. I think I've got that so far, except the info that I just read in the documentation you redirected me to said about the dhcp server being automatically installed for the connection sharing. Either way, I'll tackle that one when I get to it.

Meanwhile, I'm still confused as to what a hostname is exactly? The first bit of the networking wizard asks me to enter my host name and then the next step asks for a Zeroconf host name... What are these things and are they important?

Appreciate your help...
 
Old 08-05-2004, 11:02 PM   #4
vectordrake
Senior Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: NB,Canada
Distribution: Something alpha or beta, binary or source...
Posts: 2,280
Blog Entries: 4

Rep: Reputation: 47
make them both the same and you'll be fine
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Internet connection sharing help...using USB modem & Network card Daz155HGT Linux - Networking 6 04-28-2004 02:44 PM
Internet connection sharing - How to? Byte3 Linux - Networking 2 10-19-2003 12:54 PM
help about internet connection sharing softouch Linux - Networking 2 03-21-2003 09:40 AM
internet connection sharing with modem Sathe Linux - Networking 0 10-03-2001 10:00 AM
sharing internet connection(modem) linuxfan Linux - Networking 3 10-20-2000 05:53 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:23 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration