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OK. I know this has probobly been asked, but I searched and I googled around for a while to no avail. First, I should tell you im a network Newbie, since Windows always sets up the networks automatically. Anyway:
I use Netzero, so there is no way to directly connect w/ it in Linux. I do however use ICS (internet connection sharing) to share this connection throughout different Windows PCs. I assume that I can connect to this connection from a Linux Box too, which is what I want to do.
1) I start ICS in Windows 98SE and connect to Netzero.
2) What do I do in Linux (slack 9) to get connected to this? Normally, I just open up a browser in Windows and it finds it, but can't do that in Linux.
I assume Ill have to use Samba to connect to it (since its a Windows Network), but the Samba Mans and googled helps were very confusing and complex, and didn't really deal w/ my specific problem.
I have not done anything to set up this network in Linux, I assume ill have to do that, too? Any help you could give me here would be helpful as well.
Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated, thank you.
If you have ICS configured correctly then all you should have to do is set up Linux to use DHCP, and it should pick up an address, netmask and gateway from ICS. That should be all there is to it. You don't need Samba, that is to allow Linux to support the Microtheft (er...soft) proprietary SMB protocol. Web browsing is all safely RFC standard thanks very much.
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. It allows devices to learn their network information from a server.
When you set up ICS it becomes a little DHCP server, so anything connected to the same LAN when configured for DHCP will be able to get a dynamic address in the 192.168.0.x range.
I don't know anything about Slackware Distro but if its the same as Suse then it will be using DHCP by default. If you haven't changed it, it should work, if you have then you should know how to change it back :-)
Suse has a nice setup program that allows you to configure the network cards. I'm sure you can do it from the command line, but I'm a bit out of my depth here and will need to let someone more knowledgable take over.