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Old 01-08-2006, 02:53 PM   #1
adamsimpkin384
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Sharing an WinXP internet connection with linux


Hey, im completely new to linux, I searched up and down forums for the answer to my question but was unable to find an answer. So here is my problem,

I have 2 computers, computer number 1 runs win xp service pack 1, and computer 2 runs Mandriva 2006,
both machines have a belkin wireless 54g network card within them.
But only computer 1 has an internet connection, I was wondering if there is a way to share the windows internet connection with my linux computer, if so how? thank you

-Adam
 
Old 01-08-2006, 03:33 PM   #2
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both machines have a belkin wireless 54g network card within them.
But only computer 1 has an internet connection, I was wondering if there is a way to share the windows internet connection with my linux computer
First off, is your XP computer directly connected to the internet or do you have a wireless access point that it's connecting to? In the latter case, then I assume your Mandriva computer isn't associating correctly with the access point. In the former case, then you'd have to configure internet connection sharing with XP, though I'm not exactly sure how you'd set it up to do that wirelessly as I've never attempted to do that. I'd assume you'd have to set up an ad-hoc network so that the two computers could communicate amongst each other.

An alternative might be to purchase an access point. I'd highly recommend the Linksys WRT54G (but not the version 5.0 as that's crippled!) as it runs Linux and there are several projects that create firmware for the Linksys that add a plethora of functionality to this inexpensive router/switch/wireless access point.

Hope that helps!
 
Old 01-08-2006, 03:55 PM   #3
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The computer running XP is directly connected to the computer, I installed the windows drivers for the network card on mandriva using ndiswrapper, and on the XP computer ive set up a network place called 'Adam' and enabled sharing on my internet connection, is it possible now from the linux box just to connect to the network place 'Adam'? thanks again.

thanks for your reply but I really don't want to buy any more peripherals as I am totally skint :P.

-Adam
 
  


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