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Old 01-06-2005, 12:15 PM   #1
bur372
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Internet and wireless networking on linux


After using firefox I have seen the light and realisied that open source is much better than commerical software, Firefox is much much better than IE, and god alone knows how much better Linux will be over windows.

However I may have ran into a small problem I need the internet on 2 computers.My dad on the other hand will not see the light ( He thinks that IE is better than Firefox. So we decided that we will use wireless networking which will have to be between Linux and windows. Will this work out allright? What are your experiences doing this? Should I avoid any distributions? Or could I use Wine or win-linux to get the networking working.

The Linux machine may have to be directly connected to the internet (It will be reciving the adsl signals and transmitting them to the windows machine). Aparantly My ISP tiscali say they produce no software posibely drivers as well for linux. Could a ADSL modem work on Linux by using default drivers?
 
Old 01-06-2005, 02:14 PM   #2
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The easiest thing to do is get a cheap wireless router. You can connect several computers to the router via wired or wireless connection. The router won't care if the computer runs linux or windows. It will just assign an IP address to each machine using DHCP. Many wireless routers can be had for less than $40 US.
 
  


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