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andybelfort 01-30-2004 09:28 AM

Is it possible to share broadband access between linux and win ??
Well I know samba is used for setting up a share of files between windows pc and linux pc , my question is if is possible using samba to share the broadband access ?


legendosiris 01-30-2004 09:48 AM

you are referring to 2 seperate machines sharing your broadband connection i assume? well all you need is a router for that. there really isnt much software involved. as long as DHCP is running on both machines you generally just plug both machines in the router, your broadband modem into the WAN connection and bam..theres internet on both machines.

andybelfort 01-30-2004 10:34 AM

Well but I don`t have a router , i have a crossover cable connecting my PC with windows xp to my father pc with win xp too. Now I`m migrating to linux....just my pc , is it possible this way ?????????

dopefish 01-30-2004 11:34 AM

You can use linux as a router/gateway try using a search engine theres plenty of information and you'll find your answers much faster than on a forum

legendosiris 01-30-2004 01:43 PM

yeah i didnt think about setting up your linux box as a gateway. still though if youve got $50 a router will be quick and painless. then once its setup you can hack away at the linux system w/out fear of dropping the connection to your dads computer.

winshade 01-30-2004 08:06 PM

which distro are you using?

Mandrake has utils to set this up, SuSE has a feature on the firewall setting as i recall , also take a look on they have a section on this its known as NAT (Network Address Translation ) and IP MASQUERADING.


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