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Your problem is almost identical to my own. The only differences are that I'm on Windows XP, and my DSL connection is ethernet, not USB.
My best effort so far is running the Internet Wizard from RedHat's start menu. I think this could have worked for me if I knew the exact name of my network card. I have now dug out the documentation for it (it's either Netgear model FA311 or 312), and I'm going to try going through the Wizard again with this information at hand. However, I think I'll need to find some other pieces of info before I get this to work. Other possibilities I have thought of are that we need to know the IP host # of our Service Provider.
Luckily this is a new thread, and so there's a good chance that a wiser person than the two of us can chime in to give us the pointers we need!
Yeah I agree lol. Thanks for some ideas though, theres no harm in trying. I think youll need to enable internet connection sharing in the host setup, I read that somewhere.. So Ive done that but dont really know how to set it up within linux... hint hint linux people help us out here
ok so I guess we try to solve the problem ourselves... the hardware is showing up in the hardware browser for me, but its not showing up anywhere else (Network config, internet config wizard, network device control..) Is there anything I need to do to make it show up in these locations so I can set up an internet connection?
Okay, I have just talked to my brother (who set up my machine and does computer networking/setup professionally). I haven't fixed the problem yet, but we think we know what the problem is. Actually, it sounds a lot like what X101 writes above ("I think youll need to enable internet connection sharing in the host setup, I read that somewhere..") Basically, when our computer connects to the web it gets assigned an IP # from the ISP, and when we activate Linux in VMware, Linux asks for its own IP #, which our ISP won't give us because we have already got one with Windows. My next step (alas) is to reinstall VMware and, as X101 says, enable internet connection sharing (which I think establishes the Windows OS as the LAN server for the Linux part of the hard drive).
ahhhhh right thanks for the ideas, I think Ill just wait a few days and install it properly, VMware seems to cause to many probs (and I think its why Linux runs kinda slow) but Ill keep trying til then... post here if you manage to solve the problem
I am sending this reply from Konqueror -- got it working. Basically, my brother set up the Linux VM OS with a "bridged" Network Adapter, and I needed the other type, "shared" or "host" or whatever (can't remember the term). Not sure this is the same problem you're having, but if it is you can read about how to fix it in the VMware help files.
it will be the same as any network i presume, you're down to being able to ping in and out of the cvirtual machine then all the conventional methods apply. presumably you only want samba tho, read the howtos and docs on it.