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hi was wondering if somebody could help me please I have recently installed red hat 7 , on an old laptop of mine, and I am trying to create a ...
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    sharing internet connection


    hi was wondering if somebody could help me please

    I have recently installed red hat 7 , on an old laptop of mine, and I am trying to create a network , to my dads pc (running windows xp home), so that i can use is internet connecton


    could sombody please tell me where to start?

    I have allowed other network users to use this internet connection on my dads pc, what next?

    any help would be much appreciated

    thanks.

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    try

    run the XP internet connection sharing wizard.
    This will alter your TCPIP settings on the XP machine.
    So you might want to reboot it.

    Set the Linux box to obtain its IP address by DHCP. Bring up the ethernet card and that should be it.
    No trees were harmed during the creation of this message. Its made from a blend of elephant tusk and dolphin meat.

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    buy cheep router

    If your linking durectly from one computer to another, you'll need an ethernet crossover cable


    I would just go to www.tigerdirect.com and buy a simple 10/100 ethernet router and split your default IP between your two computers

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