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Old 02-22-2005, 11:01 AM   #1
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Setting up a network with XP computers


I hate MS and Dell, Check my blogger (my homepage) for why.

I am moving to Mandrake Linux soon but I unsure if I can connect to the internet. I am sharing the internet with about 20 other windows XP computers using a routers and a few hubs.

Please help or I will be forced to stick with XP for games and net.
 
Old 02-22-2005, 11:08 AM   #2
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where does the internet connection come in?
are you sharing through them, or are they sharing through you...

if you're on an established network, madrake will get a dhcp address most likely.. and you'll basically have to login and run the browser to get online...

if the connection comes in from you, and you share it to the other 20 computers, then you'll have to set up iptables to share your connection.

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and as far as file sharing.. you just have to use SAMBA.. and there's plenty ov documentation on that..</edit>
 
Old 02-22-2005, 01:09 PM   #3
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I am sharing a router. Ok, thanks. I'll get SAMBA. Is it free like most linux stuff?

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Old 02-22-2005, 01:27 PM   #4
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I am sharing a router. Ok, thanks. I'll get SAMBA. Is it free like most linux stuff?
Yes SAMBA is free and I believe it comes with Mandrake. 20 computers are you in a dorm?!
 
Old 02-22-2005, 03:11 PM   #5
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No, its not a dorm. I am sharing the internet with my parents company. Its 2mbps broadband.
 
Old 02-22-2005, 03:16 PM   #6
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Ok just wondering. BTW your link got removed why do you hate Micro$oft and Dell so much?
 
Old 02-22-2005, 03:38 PM   #7
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FYI

You might have firewall issues using Samba...ports

137-139, 445 might have to be open to accept Samba connections

Oreilly makes the best book about Samba
 
Old 02-22-2005, 04:15 PM   #8
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I have 7 computers hooked up to my 4-port router through hubs/switches and they all work fine. I just DHCP. I also use Mandrake Linux 10.1 and have no problems connecting to the internet through my router/switches/hubs.
 
Old 02-23-2005, 11:28 AM   #9
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Thanks, for your never ending knowledge.

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Ok just wondering. BTW your link got removed why do you hate Micro$oft and Dell so much?
Check my homepage. (the button that says 'www')
 
  


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