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Old 08-30-2009, 11:52 PM   #1
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Question Sharing / Networking problems.

Hey there,

Basically I've never really had much to with linux before and im having some issues..

I'm unsure if you can actually do this or not, but I've been trying to figure it out for hours now.

So I've got TWO laptops, one of them on linux and the other on windows XP.

The windows XP computer uses wireless broadband, but its one of those little wireless modems that plug into your usb.

I just checked the system info on the linux to make sure you guys have the right info, apparrently the software version is: Ee PC

Now basically, I wanted to know if there was a way to connect the two laptops (LAN) for file sharing and also if there's a way to have the linux share the windows xp internet connection...

I realise its possible that I may need a network cable or something, but I've been assured you can do this stuff wirelessly.. Let me know!

Thanks heaps!
Old 08-31-2009, 12:43 AM   #2
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For the file sharing you want probably want to research Samba or NFS
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Old 08-31-2009, 01:51 AM   #3
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It is possible I guess to share the internet in windows. I have not been on windows for long time now so I might not be cent percent correct.
If the usb modem is used to connect to the internet, then I suppose you have a dial up connection. You can right click on the connection and allow internet connection sharing for the connection.
i have not done this myself as I told I havent used windows for long but it should work with all the tcp settings in place.


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