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OK i am a bit of a fish out of water when it comes to networking. i have got an ASUS wireless broadband router with wireless LAN ability. At the moment, i have no broadband provider, so im not worried about that yet. However, i would like to try and set up a LAN connectionbetween my(suse9.0) computer and my dads (windows98) computer.
Windows gave us loads of crap when installing the drivers and software that came with the router/ network adapter, but i think its finally sorted. however i have very little idea how to connect my linux computer to my dads. I know that Samba is the thing to use. When i put in my network adapter (also ASUS, WL-138G if you want to know) suse recognises it for what it is, so i just accepted what wanted to do. That is now eth1 (eth0 is a normal network adapter).
so, do i need any additional software other than the stuff that comes with 9.0. and how do i configure the LAN. i mean the stuff that came on the cd's for windows gave all kinds of signal monitors and the like.... im just wondering wether it is a lost cause.... no of course it isn't. i just don't have a clue!!
would it also be advisable to start using a network lead plugged from the router in to eth0 and get that sorted first (eliminating one of the possible sources of error). well i think ill try that. all help very much appreciated.
ooh one more thing, where is the boot log saved to?
If linux has detected the wireless card then you are halfway there, the next step is to configure it, this could be simple but depends on the configuration of your router i.e. is it setup as a dhcp server? if so, find out the ip of your dads computer and attempt to ping it (ping ur.dads.ip.addy) if this works then your network is setup. Then as you say you can configure samba to allow file sharing between the 2.
If you need further help or more detail just ask.