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Old 03-08-2008, 09:06 AM   #1
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Question sharing an internet connection on a slack/winxp box with a winxp box


ok as it stands, from the windohs side of the one connected to the internet the network and internet connection works
but when i log into my slack side the xp box has no connection
the only thing i want shared is the internet connection when i'm logged into slackware (in both kde or gnome)
so i really dont want to set samba up right now and i've tried downloading and running firestarter but i get an error when i try to start it:
bash-3.1# firestarter
Invalid MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 key
(firestarter:3740): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display: :0.0
bash-3.1#
(and thats in both kde and gnome) btw, this doesnt have anything to do with me having guarddog installed does it? or is it because its a gnome app and i havent updated/installed everything it needs?

anyways if there is something simple i can do to achieve this that would be great because i'm trying to update everything to make sure that gnome is going to work right and this is really going to take EONS if i keep having to log into windows so my sister can use the internet on her computer

if there is a script or soemthing that would be great but i really dont know what to do with those... so i need some explanations on how to implement it properly


any help would be greatly appreciated

Last edited by The_spacekadet; 03-08-2008 at 09:20 AM. Reason: tweaked guarddog a bit and got the download speed up a bit
 
Old 03-08-2008, 09:38 AM   #2
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You know, if you go spend about $50 on a Linksys (or some other brand) 4-port (wired) or wireless (if you've got wireless) router, you solve your problems -- the router connects to your modem (DSL or cable or satellite or whatever) and your computers connect to the router and then talk to each other and the world all at the same time. Little box, couple of cables... that's about as simple as it gets.
 
Old 03-08-2008, 11:06 AM   #3
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yeah i dont really have $50 to spend on that (takes a look at his pathetic life)

btw the error evidentally doesnt have anything to do with gnome being updated .. probably because of the fedora.init.. blah i dunno how to edit that properly oh well whatever

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Old 03-08-2008, 12:14 PM   #4
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I don't really get how this is setup. So you say you have the Window$ box setup as a router and the Linux box as a client to the router, right ? So it would be something like:

Internet -> Win box (router) -> Linux box (client)

right ?
 
Old 03-08-2008, 12:32 PM   #5
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nah its

internet <- slack/win <-win only
 
Old 03-08-2008, 02:17 PM   #6
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Ahh, ok I get it now. Well, it's not that hard to setup Slackware as a router.

Here's how I did it:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...4/#post2908609

Tell me if you need anything there explained.
 
Old 03-09-2008, 10:31 AM   #7
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YAY!!! i did it thanks bunches! your post should sooo be in the how to section instead of that unfinished that i found there
 
  


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