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Hi. I was wondering if it is possible to set up a home network between two computers, one being Windows and the other being Linux. If they are two seperate ...
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    Setting up a wireless home network between Linux and Windows


    Hi. I was wondering if it is possible to set up a home network between two computers, one being Windows and the other being Linux. If they are two seperate operating systems, can I still connect the two and get them to talk to each other? (File sharing, etc). For example. Could I download a file with my Windows XP computer and send it over a home network to my Linux machine or vice versa? I know the details on setting up a network of computers so that they can share files and whatnot, I was just wanting to know if the two computers will recognize each other since they are different OS's.

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    Absolutely. Many of us here do that very thing.

    On your Linux PC, install the Samba packages: samba-client, samba-common, samba-server, and samba-doc. Then you will need to learn about the smb.conf file so you can setup shares on Linux which the Windows machine can see. Going the other way, you can mount the Windows shares on Linux with the 'smbmount' command (or 'mount -t cifs').

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    ok cool, thanks!

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