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hi. i am total new to linux and this forum. in my house i have 4 pc's and 2 xbox's and 1 ps2. i want to set up linux to ...
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    Smile linux novice wanting to setup network


    hi. i am total new to linux and this forum. in my house i have 4 pc's and 2 xbox's and 1 ps2. i want to set up linux to route the internet to all of these via wired lan. and i want the linux box to be able to share wlan at the same time for laptop use. i would prefer to do not much seetting up. is there a disro suited to this? thanks.

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    Install prety much any distro on a PC (such as ubuntu),
    install firestarter, (sudo apt-get install firestarter)
    check the box in Firestarter for Internet Connection Sharing..

    http://www.fs-security.com/docs/connection-sharing.php

    it's a place to start...

    As for making the mahcine act like a Wireless access point as well.. that's a bit more difficult.
    far...out

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