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jrtayloriv 12-21-2006 09:57 PM

using switch to share internet connection
 
I just configured a computer to be a dhcp server and use ip-masquerading. it is connected to the cable modem. I have a dss-16+ switch (d-link) which is connected to the second networking card on the above mentioned computer. I would like to get a second computer to receive an ip address via dhcp from the first computer through the switch. i do not have any crossover cable. can i use a switch to do this? i followed the instructions from the gentoo home router howto. is there anything else i need to set up? do i need to do anything for the client computer other than telling it to configure eth0 using dhcp?

thanks,
jrtaylor

theNbomr 12-22-2006 01:02 AM

Sure, you can share the connection through the Linux router by connecting everything to a switch or hub. There shouldn't be any configuration required at the client end (that, after all, is the point of using DHCP, right?). The server end can be a little more complex. Read, learn, read, learn, repeat until t works. Come back here with any more specific questions. Good luck.

--- rod.

jrtayloriv 12-23-2006 08:36 PM

Solved
 
SOLVED: I got it to work. All I had to do was switch the cables to different ports on the switch. I got the switch for free, and I guess some of the ports being broken was the reason why...

Thanks anyway,
jrtayloriv


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