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    Linux Newbie dalinux_n00bie's Avatar
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    Sharing a internet connection


    is there a way to share an internet connection with openSUSE 10.2?
    Here is what I mean. My father wants me to setup 3 old computers to be able to accesses the Internet and do basic office work (writing documents, speadsheets, etc). I plan on installing xubuntu on the older machines and was wondering if i could use my wireless connection on my suse box to connect the 3 older boxes to the internet VIA wired router and cables.
    Is this possible?
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    I'm not sure if I understand what you're asking but if you got a wireless router and your Suse box has a wireless connection to that wireless router, and you want to connect those 3 older PCs with cables to your Suse box, your Suse box has to be configured as router, too. Or as a bridge, at least. Not entirely sure.

    Then, you would need one additional network card in your Suse box and a switch only (not a router) for the 3 PCs.

    I don't use wireless at home, but if you could use a wireless switch for the 3 PCs you could leave the Suse box untouched.

    If you got already one router than you connect all the PCs to that router. If there are not enough sockets in that router, you simply extend the sockets with switches.
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    Use it as a bridge. I think you need a kernel option enabled and you'll need bridge-utils.

    Here's my /etc/conf.d/net (gentoo)
    Code:
    bridge_br0="eth0 eth1"
    
    config_br0=( "192.168.0.3 netmask 255.255.255.0 brd 192.168.0.255" )
    routes_br0=( "default via 192.168.0.1" )
    
    config_eth0=( "null" )
    config_eth1=( "null" )
    Hopefully that'll give you some idea of how to do it.

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    thanks for the info so far, and i have one quick question, do i connect my suse box to the #1 slot or the WAN slot on my router?
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    To the #1 slot. The WAN slot is only for incoming Internet from the the cable/ADSL modem.
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