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Old 04-06-2002, 09:01 PM   #1
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Network linux server to my wife's xp laptop???


I just bought SuSE 7.3 pro and really have no clue on how to do this. What I want to do is to create a network on a Linux box and hook my wife's xp laptop into it. I know Samba is the link, but I have no idea on how to do this with Linux?

Any help would be appreciated. I have no networking experience what so ever.

Thx!
 
Old 04-07-2002, 04:24 AM   #2
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First, install samba (client and server if there are such packages). There comes a book with it. You'll find valuable info inside.
But before dealing with samba, make sure you have networking set properly (pinging both ways).
 
Old 04-07-2002, 08:30 AM   #3
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What kind of hardware are you using to network your machines?
 
Old 04-07-2002, 10:55 AM   #4
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jpohara,

I have an ethernet 10/100 card in the Linux box, a fast ethernet PCI in the xp laptop, and all connected by a workgroup switch.

thanks, kp
 
Old 04-07-2002, 11:00 AM   #5
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Mara,

I'm still working on the pinging...not having much success.

Do you have any suggestions?

kp
 
Old 04-08-2002, 01:36 AM   #6
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This link describes how to configure your network card using SuSE's configuration utility YaST. There are also links to related topics such as getting your boxes networked and connecting to the net. Give it a try and repost if you run into trouble.


The first thing you'll have to do is make sure your NIC is working. After following the instructions in the link, type ifconfig and see if you get the correct stats for eth0 (your NIC) in the resulting output. If so, try pinging your NIC locally (ping its IP) before even trying to ping the outside world.

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Old 04-08-2002, 10:58 PM   #7
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DMR,

Thanks for the link, checking it out now...

KP
 
  


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