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Old 09-28-2005, 12:10 PM   #1
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Question Help sharing broadband connection between a Linux PC & a Win-Xp PC?


Hello all. I'm very new to using Linux and have a question? I've moved in with friends who have broadband running on a Linux PC. I would like to set up my PC (running Windows XP) in the upstairs bedroom and share their internet connection. I thought it would be as simple as buying a wireless broadband router (like the Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router V4.0 and matching PCI card), but something tells me it can't be as simple as that. Am I on the right path here, or do I need to get some other hardware and/or software to the Linux PC's internet connection? Thanks in advance for your help.

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Old 09-28-2005, 12:16 PM   #2
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what is their setup like?

Is it modem = > linux PC, or is there a router in between their setup? If they have a router, just plug into it.

If not, buy them one, and just plug into it.
 
Old 09-28-2005, 12:31 PM   #3
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Originally posted by debianmike
what is their setup like?

Is it modem = > linux PC, or is there a router in between their setup? If they have a router, just plug into it.

If not, buy them one, and just plug into it.
Thanks for that quick response! They have one PC running Linux. Their cable modem is connected to that PC. So, just so I understand, all I have to do is buy a wireless broadband router and pci card (for my Windows XP PC), plug it in and I'll be good to go? I wont have to install any software onto the Linux PC (my friend's real funny about inistalling anything on his PC that's Windows related)? Thanks again in advance for your help.

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Old 09-28-2005, 12:48 PM   #4
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Better check the HCL to see which wireless routers are compatable with linux. Some people use ndis wrapper because there are no native linux drivers for there wireless nics. Read these forums for more info on ndis wrapper.
 
Old 09-28-2005, 01:08 PM   #5
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Thanks again for the help. I'm checking the HCL now and there seem to be several Linksys routers that I can use. I'll let you know how everything turns out!

Earl
 
Old 09-28-2005, 01:24 PM   #6
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Would be much easier to get a wireless router that also has the option to plug into it with a LAN cable. That way the linux box plugs in directly, and won't need to have anything changed on it, and your machine can connect through the wireless layer. The HCL will mean nothing in this case, as long as the router can have the cable from the linux box plugged into its LAN ports. The setup should be:


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Cable Modem -> Wireless Router --> linux box (via ethernet cable)
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              your box (via wireless)
Peace,
JimBass

Last edited by JimBass; 09-28-2005 at 01:26 PM.
 
Old 09-28-2005, 01:35 PM   #7
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A better solution would be to use a old computer and install linux on it and use it as a router. It's alot more flexible and cheaper then a wireless router.
 
Old 09-30-2005, 06:35 PM   #8
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Old 10-01-2005, 12:04 AM   #9
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There's no problem with sharing a broadband with a Linux PC. I have a router here connected to an 8-port switch which is connected to my Linux PC and my bro's Windows PC, no extra work involved. Found any suitable routers yet?

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