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    tutorial - setting up a home network


    i've been searching around for a thread like this but i found only the ones that explain solving this problem by using yast. well, since my OS is xubuntu 7.04 and i am a pretty average linux user that knows only a few basic console commands i need a tutorial that explains a-z how to make a home network.

    it will consist of:

    PC1 - xubuntu 7.04
    PC2 - windows xp professional
    PC3 - windows 2000
    PC4 - xubuntu 7.04

    i want them all to share files and a printer.

    it will run over a router and soon i'll replace the router with a switch, connected to a ADSL modem.

    till now, i've only established windows to windows networks by using the simple wizard. all i know about my situation is that i need samba but don't know what exactly it is or how to use it.

    i've only found those tutorials where you do pretty much everything through terminal with commands that i have no clue of what exactly do they do and i actually don't really want to know.

    so if it's possible, i want to do it the gui way.

    thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillieJean View Post
    i've been searching around for a thread like this but i found only the ones that explain solving this problem by using yast. well, since my OS is xubuntu 7.04 and i am a pretty average linux user that knows only a few basic console commands i need a tutorial that explains a-z how to make a home network.

    it will consist of:

    PC1 - xubuntu 7.04
    PC2 - windows xp professional
    PC3 - windows 2000
    PC4 - xubuntu 7.04

    i want them all to share files and a printer.

    it will run over a router and soon i'll replace the router with a switch, connected to a ADSL modem.

    till now, i've only established windows to windows networks by using the simple wizard. all i know about my situation is that i need samba but don't know what exactly it is or how to use it.

    i've only found those tutorials where you do pretty much everything through terminal with commands that i have no clue of what exactly do they do and i actually don't really want to know.

    so if it's possible, i want to do it the gui way.

    thanks in advance.
    Quick HOWTO: Linux Home Networking and Linux Forums Help

    there is lot of good stuff here. choose the one that u require and learn it. i could have told u but the process it too lengthy, but is easy to do. i'll give u some points & hints to remember.

    put all ur machines on the same subnet, say for eg:

    PC1 - xubuntu 7.04 ip= 192.169.1.5 netmask=255.255.255.0 gateway=192.168.1.1
    PC2 - windows xp professional ip= 192.168.1.6 netmask=255.255.255.0 gateway=192.168.1.1
    PC3 - windows 2000 ip=192.168.1.7 netmask=255.255.255.0 gateway=192.168.1.1
    PC4 - xubuntu 7.04 ip=192.168.1.8 netmask=255.255.255.0 gateway=192.168.1.1

    assuming that ur routers address is 192.168.1.1. if u do not configure the gateway then also just by giving the ip's & netmask u should be able to ping all the machines, this would be the scenario when u replace the router with a switch b'cas normal home switches generally do not have any ip address.

    once u get this try reading the link that i've send & other stuff on the net to find more about networking & feel free to contact me once u r through this initial setup.

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