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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 ...
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- 08-06-2007 #1
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- Aug 2007
tutorial - setting up 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.
- 08-06-2007 #2
- Join Date
- Aug 2007
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= 126.96.36.199 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.