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Old 08-10-2009, 04:19 PM   #1
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Question How should I setup my home network?

Hi everybody,

I heard that Linux was very good for networks and I decided to setup my own home network using it. I'm not an expert with either Linux or Networking so I need some advices. From what I read, SAMBA seems to be a good solution but I didn't found the informations I needed yet.

Here is my current setup:
- cable modem
--- router
----- Windows Vista laptop (wifi)
----- Windows Vista laptop (wifi)
----- Windows XP(ethernet)
------- printer
----- Windows 7/Ubuntu desktop (wifi)
(I used "-" because indentation doesn't work)

*Every computer is connected to the internet via the router
*Only the Windows XP desktop can use the printer
*File sharing is not enabled on any computer
*Backups are only done before formatting a computer

Here is what I want my network to do:
- I want to be able to access my files from every computer connected to the network
- I want to be able to access the network via the internet (remote access or VPN)
- I want backups to be done automatically at regular intervals (on an external computer/hard disk (server)
- I want the printer to be accessible from every computer

Some advices, ideas and HOWTO's to help me configure my home network would be appreciated.

I hope my question is clear enough and don't hesitate to tell me if something is missing or unclear.

Thank You

Last edited by migrochefort; 08-10-2009 at 06:11 PM.
Old 08-10-2009, 05:17 PM   #2
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Have a browse through the LQ Linux Answers page I linked here above. It should give you some starting points to consider

Meanwhile, I'm going to move your thread over to <Linux Networking> so it gets the exposure it deserves.



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