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Old 11-12-2004, 07:57 PM   #1
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connecting through a shared router


I've tryed googling this but I'm fairly certain I'm googling exactly what I should'nt be. I just need to know if its possible to network two computers using the same router (a linksys wrt54g).
If so, then what software would you suggest for file sharing with my windows xp computer?
Thanks in advance for any help.
 
Old 11-12-2004, 08:09 PM   #2
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File sharing how exactly? between the two networked computers? Or between your Win XP box and the outside world? If the former, use Samba on the Linux box.

The device you are looking for is called a switch. For technical details, look up masquerading.

HTH,

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Old 11-13-2004, 07:15 AM   #3
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I think hub is a synonym for switch. Anyone correct me?

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Old 11-13-2004, 08:27 AM   #4
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A linksys wrt54g contains a 4 port switch as well as a wireless access point. FYI technically speaking a hub is not exactly the same thing as switch.

For file sharing between a windows and a linux PC all crash_happy needs is the software i.e. samba. www.samba.org. You can then see the linux PC via network neighborhood.

You can also setup a FTP server on the linux PC to transfer files.
 
Old 11-15-2004, 03:19 AM   #5
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To alleviate my ignorance, I looked this up:

http://searchnetworking.techtarget.c...212294,00.html
http://www.practicallynetworked.com/...idge_types.htm

In essence, switches are sometimes called switch hub or hub; a hub can include a router, but a switch cannot.

So the original poster is looking for a switch, not a hub!

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