I have dual boot (rh9/WinXP on different hard drives) running on a dell machine. I also have a laptop that runs WinXP. I connect to internet through a DSL wireless internet package from SBC Yahoo. I also bought the hardware from SBC which includes a base station (from 2Wire, www.2wire.com
). The base station uses ethernet (eth0 in Linux) to connect to internet. Linux loads the eth0 on startup and the internet runs just fine (just as fast as in WinXP).
I think the 2Wire hardware is proprietory but I read somewhere that I can go to FCC website (www.fcc.gov/oet/fccid
and then type in the fcc id that is printed on every device) to find out the OEM parts (if any) in my 2Wire and from there on I can locate and load drives for 2Wire base station. Unfortunately, FCC sites does not return any result. 2Wire only supports XP and Mac.
My laptop which uses a wireless pc card to connect to base station for internet also works fine even when i run linux. I also access my winxp hard drive by mounting it in linux.
I want to share files across linux desktop and winxp laptop using wireless. Can I do it??? I may have not defined the problem too clearly but I dont know how else to phrase it.
I am sure there will be many users who would be using the SBC Yahoo DSL service and might be using the same hardware that I use.