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Ok, ive got two comps, one is this one, running windows and is quite decent, the other one is kinda old (800mhz 128sd ram) and is running fedora, no xserver ...
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    Ok, ive got two comps, one is this one, running windows and is quite decent, the other one is kinda old (800mhz 128sd ram) and is running fedora, no xserver though it tells me i have not enough ram for it.
    anyway, people told me I need to get a crossover cable if I want to connect the two computers with their network cards.. so I bought it and windows could recognize the network but says "limited / no connectivity" and the network card's light is green, while on the old comp the light is yellow.
    now im just asking do I have to change something in the fedora comp or install the network there somehow? remember I can only run commands I dont have xserver..
    oh and btw, im connected to the internet with a cable modem on this windows machine, when ill have network the fedora machine will have internet too, right? or do I need to setup that too?
    please help me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piposh
    now im just asking do I have to change something in the fedora comp or install the network there somehow? remember I can only run commands I dont have xserver..
    oh and btw, im connected to the internet with a cable modem on this windows machine, when ill have network the fedora machine will have internet too, right? or do I need to setup that too?
    please help me!

    so, how are you using the cross over cable?
    If you want to share the internet connection...
    try:
    http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;EN-US;306126
    I donot know if the above tutorial works with Linux machine as client,but I would try to find out more(I guess all you have to do on the client is to configure the network settings with ifconfig)

    regards

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    You will need to set a static IP on the linux box or if you wish set it up as a DHCP server. In this case you will not need to run the Windows network wizard but it takes a bit more determination and time. If you want to share the internet connection you will need to enable this in Windows first.

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