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Old 09-26-2003, 09:15 PM   #1
Volcom
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Unhappy Still having trouble with Connection Sharing...


Ive been at it for a long time... reading, trying things out. Ive searched the forums in and out and still cant seem to get slack online.

I have two computers, one windows xp (the computer with the dsl connection), the other my slackbox. I was told that if i installed two ethernet cards into my xp computer, then i could use a cat 5 ethernet cable to connect the two pc's. I did this and used windows's network connection wizard, set it up for "This computer will connect to the internet and other computers will connect through it." I then went to my slack computer and ran "adsl-setup". It prompts me for my username, password, dns servers (i had to call for these), and if i would like to connect to eth0, i read that i need to connect to eth1 if im connecting through another computer. So this is what i set it as. I then start the internet on my xp computer, then type "adsl-start" on the slackware computer (without the " "). I'm not sure if it does anything because it jumps from:

root@volcom:~# adsl-start
root@volcom:~#

i type adsl-status and i get an error saying that there is no connection up. Not sure exactly why its doign this. Im not even sure if my method would work at all. Please please help me out...

Thanks
 
Old 09-27-2003, 08:41 AM   #2
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What kind of cable did you use to connect the computers? Crossover or stright through?

You also don't want to set your linux machine up for ADLS you just want to network it with the XP machine then set the IP of the XP mahcine as the gateway for linux.
 
Old 09-28-2003, 08:09 AM   #3
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im not exactly sure what kind of cable im using. My friend said it was fine, but now im starting to doubt him. Its a cable that came with my dsl connection, the one that connects the modem to the card in the back of the computer.
 
Old 09-28-2003, 08:24 AM   #4
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To see if it is straight through you need to compare the cables:
1) Take the 2 RJ45 connectors
2) Hold them with the clips face down with the cables pointing towards you eg
Code:
  |###|    |###|
  |###|    |###|
  |   |    |   |
   \ /      \ /
    |        |
    |        |
3) Look at the coloured wires. If the coloured wires are in the same sequence on both cables then it is a straight through cable and not suitables for connecting two machines in this way.
 
  


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