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Old 09-05-2004, 03:03 PM   #1
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Linksys with linux and XP.

Hi all,

I have a cable modem, im getting a 5/8 port linksys router to share my connection between my Redhat 8 box and win XP.

Being new to linux what will i need to do on the linux box when im setting up the router ?

Old 09-05-2004, 03:08 PM   #2
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Plugging it in to the router should be fine.
Old 09-14-2004, 10:05 PM   #3
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I have essentially the same system, WinXP and Mandrake 9.2 on separate boxes networked thru a Linksys Firewall router. I ma having problems sharing printers though. Any thoughts, I have shared the printers on teh WEindows box, but am unable to print or connect.

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First of all it depends where your printer is in relation to your computers: is it connected to the Redhat machine or the XP machine, or on it's own print server? Short answer: use Samba to enable sharing and printing between your 2 computers.

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Old 09-18-2004, 09:09 AM   #5
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The printers are hooked up to the Windows box and shared. I'll have to sit down a work on getting Samba set up and running. ANother option is to attach the printes to a print-server and not the widos box directly, then I think I can get things running.

Sorry it took so long to reply, out of town on business last part of the week.,


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