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Sharing network connection with linux - Windows XP/2000/ME

I have 2 computers one running windows 2k and another linux. I have cable internet (maybe dsl in the future) and I want both computers to use this connection. The only other piece of hardware I have available is hub. I don't have any routers or anything else that has dhcp server in it. Windows machine has 2 LAN ports so I was thinking of maybe connecting modem to one LAN port on windows machine and then connecting second LAN port on first machine to LAN port on second machine. The 2 questions I have is: 1. Is this the ...

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    Default Sharing network connection with linux

    I have 2 computers one running windows 2k and another linux. I have cable
    internet (maybe dsl in the future) and I want both computers to use this
    connection. The only other piece of hardware I have available is hub. I
    don't have any routers or anything else that has dhcp server in it. Windows
    machine has 2 LAN ports so I was thinking of maybe connecting modem to one
    LAN port on windows machine and then connecting second LAN port on first
    machine to LAN port on second machine. The 2 questions I have is:
    1. Is this the correct way to approach this problem in my situation
    2. If yes, what do i do next after I connected 2 computers together. Is the
    connection sharing thing available on windows is what i need to use.?


    mad amoeba Guest

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    Default Re: Sharing network connection with linux

    If you use a router on your network then all computers will be able to
    access the internet without much problems however if you have a modem or dsl
    / cable connection, you will need to configure the windows 2000 box for
    internet connection sharing or equivalant on linux.

    Once you have set up the windows 2000 computer and its connected, linux
    should automatically work if its able to successfully ping the server or
    vice versa.


    Ray Taylor
    [email]therayxtra.co.nz[/email]


    "mad amoeba" <bi.t> wrote in message
    news:0v7Ma.52067$2D1.17028976news4.srv.hcvlny.cv. net...
    > I have 2 computers one running windows 2k and another linux. I have cable
    > internet (maybe dsl in the future) and I want both computers to use this
    > connection. The only other piece of hardware I have available is hub. I
    > don't have any routers or anything else that has dhcp server in it.
    Windows
    > machine has 2 LAN ports so I was thinking of maybe connecting modem to one
    > LAN port on windows machine and then connecting second LAN port on first
    > machine to LAN port on second machine. The 2 questions I have is:
    > 1. Is this the correct way to approach this problem in my situation
    > 2. If yes, what do i do next after I connected 2 computers together. Is
    the
    > connection sharing thing available on windows is what i need to use.?
    >
    >

    Ray Taylor Guest

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