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Old 04-25-2004, 09:28 PM   #1
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Simple Home Networking Query


Hello!

I have 2 computers, one 1.8ghz, one 600mhz. I have one network card (PCI). I connect to the internet with a usb-ethernet-adapter. I want to network the two computers, so they can both access the internet (cable internet) AND share files between themselves.

Would I just need to buy one more network card (10/100) and a cat 5 cable? Then I just hook them up and it will work? I'm a bit confused!

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Old 04-25-2004, 09:38 PM   #2
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well if you don't wanna purchase a router, and just wanna set up one of your
boxes as a router, then yes you can pop another NIC in one of them machines
and follow the IP-MASQ howto to accomplish that ..
 
Old 04-25-2004, 10:18 PM   #3
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the box as the router is usable in X and that though?

and it's all about economic efficiency.. why purchase a router if I can set my own up?

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Old 04-25-2004, 11:31 PM   #4
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.... what I'm asking is if the host linux machine needs to be dedicated.. or can it, for example, run X and play games while acting as a router?
 
Old 04-26-2004, 02:17 AM   #5
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yes, you can just keep on using your station while it's doing routing traffic. I use a P66 for that and it's perfectly responsive under X while routing internet traffic.
 
Old 04-26-2004, 04:26 PM   #6
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thanks! off to buy a crossover cable (I bought a patch by mistake..) cost me $20 (AUD), off to try exchange it...
 
Old 04-28-2004, 07:56 PM   #7
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$20 for a patch cable! Your paying 10 times to much. I guess the VAT taxes really creep up the prices!
 
  


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