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Hello. I want to set up a network with a Mandrake Linux 9.2 on one computer and Windows XP on the second. When I tried to set up a connection through Mandrake, it detected "winmodem" but found that there were no drivers it could install, and recommended a website, linmodems.org. I found that website, but unfortunately, when I click on the link for "winmodems" I get really confused. How should I install it? Secondly, should I get the two computers connected after this driver for "winmodem" is installed, how would I get the two to connect.
Distribution: Slackware, Windows, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X
connecting the two via ethernet, or nic cards and a crossover cable would probably be less painful. do either of the cards have a nic? if not you can pic up a couple for around 10 to 12 $ us each, as well as a crossover cable for about the same.
What kind of ethernet card is it? I've never run across an ethernet card that couldn't be coaxed to work in Linux (tho they undoubtedly exist), but Winmodems are all sorts of trouble. Anyhow, you wouldn't use modems to connect two computers in your home (well, you could, but it would involve buying a special dial-in modem so one computer could call the other one). Going with ethernet is much less painfull. Again, give some details about your ethernet card and someone will probably be able to help. Failing that, I've had very good luck with 3Com NICs, and they can be found very cheaply these days.
forgive me but what does "what does /sbin/lspci -v return?" mean? Perhaps if I tell you what I've tried it could help First I get into the control panel in "Gnome"; then I hit the Network and Internet tab; hit the first draknet icon, then "launch the wizard".
About the ethernet card, I have no idea about what it is. It came with Comcast High Speed Internet. The user manual Comcast gave us unfortunately only tells us how to install the modem (it's RCA if that helps), nothing about the card itself.
Are you sure it's not being detected? That's a pretty standard card and I'd be surprised that Mandrake has trouble with it. When you go to a terminal and type /sbin/ifconfig eth0 what does it say? When people give you commands to try like lspci or ifconfig, we mean generally that you should type them into a terminal and tell us the result.