LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Linux Power User Bundle
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 06-03-2006, 09:06 PM   #1
Drizzet
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2006
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
Turning a PC into a router


I really need help. I've got wireless internet through a usb port and I'd like to know if its possible to turn my PC into a router type of thing. I want to be able to plug a ethernet cord into the back of the computer with usb wireless internet, and the other end into another computer to give the computer w/out wireless internet, internet.
if any1 can help id be very thankful,

Thanks!
 
Old 06-03-2006, 09:27 PM   #2
soulxcavtor
Member
 
Registered: May 2006
Location: USA.FLorida
Distribution: Mandriva 2006 PowerPack
Posts: 238

Rep: Reputation: 30
I Think Larger Linux distrobutions auto detect Network settings, meaning if you had the wireless usb adpater plugged in, and also the ethernet cable Linux would detect this and set up a network. I'm not networking wiz so I found alink for you to check out. http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Jean_...ess.usage.html

Good luck
 
Old 06-03-2006, 09:38 PM   #3
dcdbutler
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: Boston
Distribution: slackware
Posts: 502

Rep: Reputation: 30
Quote:
I want to be able to plug a ethernet cord into the back of the computer with usb wireless internet, and the other end into another computer to give the computer w/out wireless internet, internet.
You don't need a router for this, a crossover cable would do the job. Just connect the ethernet cards with it. It should work OK, I've done it myself in the past.

If you still want to set up a router, this tutorial may help.

Cheers!
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Turning 21... scuzzman General 16 01-20-2006 07:03 AM
Is turning off router and modem more secure? M$ISBS Linux - Security 1 11-29-2005 01:00 AM
network card needs to be restarted after turning router off and on JacekZ Linux - Networking 2 09-06-2005 06:03 PM
Does turning off my router and DSL modem reset or? M$ISBS Linux - Networking 4 07-04-2005 09:04 PM
turning off dfownz Slackware 1 01-14-2004 08:53 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:04 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration