Wireless file sharing between a WinXp machine and one with Ubuntu 8.04
Recently someone gave me a box running Windows Xp and a laptop I slapped Ubuntu 8.04 on. I decided to hook up a router (Linksys WRT54G) and network them-I have another desktop loaded with BLAG 70k but I just figured for the sake of saving time I'd configure the router with the Windows machine.
Everything basically works in as far as I'm able to share the internet connection between the Windows desktop and the laptop. However, I'm rather stymied as to how to share files between the two computers (and how to configure the router under BLAG so I don't have to run Windows, but thats really for a later post).
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
1. Browsing files on WinDuhs
You can mount any shared volume if your kernel has the basic SMB modules (usually the case) and you install the 'smbmount' tools.
Many file managers can browse the network for SMB shares
2. To share directories on Linux you need to run SAMBA. Alternatively you can run ftp or sftp and allow WinDuhs users to browse/download/upload that way.
3. Router configuration:
Don't you configure the router once and that's it? Is WinDuhs needed to call through to the modem and set up the internet connection? What modem have you got? Usually if the computer is needed to call out, it's done with 'PPPoE' and you just need to install 'pppoe' and 'pppoeconf'.
The software provided is not required to configure the router. Just use a web browser (OS independent) and access the router via its IP address i.e. http://192.168.1.1. (Replace with real IP address). Read the manual for more information.
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