trying to setup linux as router for laptop
i'm trying to get my wife's laptop up on the network(internet) with wlan.
currently i have a server, and 2 workstations on lan to linksys router.
(samba, named, bind9, nfs, mysql, blah blah blah).
i installed a wireless pci (xterasys)on one of my workstations(rh9 ) for testing,
before i set this up on my server( for obvious reasons), and a wireless
on her laptop( winxp for now).
i just want to get internet acces for the laptop, through the rh9 workstation,via wlan0.
i don't want to use dhcp as in another post i found here.
all i need is some direction in this matter, i do read, and search....
i figured this didn't need to be in wireless forum, seeing this could be done
the same with lan
laptop sees rh9 box, good signal
named started ( default config)
I think all you need to do is configure the client:
1. Start menu -> network connections
2. Goto the options dialog of the wireless card
3. Goto the properties dialog of TCP/IP networking
4. Manually enter your IP address and the ip address of the linux box
as your default gateway.
5. From a command prompt, execute ping www.yahoo.com to see if it works.
Actually, also make sure that ip forwarding is enabled on the linux box.
echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward
i gonna do some serious reading. firewall/masq.
sep 1: 9:55pm
I can ping both machines!
after 12hrs at work work, every day, i'm gettin it.
looks like an iptable rule now. found a script to test
oops hopes thats ther right one, 2 nights of heavy drinkn
after 3 years of linux
havn't touch't iptables !
with more threads like this..... i'll make it to guru status, and tell the newbs to go google/linux !
Here's how I share my lousy dialup connection:
iptables -t mangle -F
iptables -t nat -F
iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -o ppp0 -j MASQUERADE
(as always, make sure ip forwarding is on)
I know that its evil security wise, but hey, it works every time.
i got the laptop up on net!
but then with no firewall active on rh9 box
i'l try your advise
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