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Re: [vox-tech] Newbie DSL router question



What I'd do is:

   phone jack --- DSL --- Linux --- hub --- Win98 Laptop
                            |        +----- Win98 Desktop
                            |
                            +-- printer

Besides what you already got, you'll probably need an extra ethernet card
for your Linux box (it needs two, one for DSL and one for the hub), a hub,
and lots of long cables.  It's probably the most cost effective solution,
but the Linux box will need to be turned on everytime others want to
connect to the Internet or print.  (Or better yet, leave it on...)

The biggest headache will be trying to run the cable through the house.
The next biggest headache will be configuring the Linux box to let the
Windows computers share the Internet connection.  For that, check out the
IP-Masquerading-HOWTO in /usr/share/doc.  To share the printer and use it
as a file server, use Samba:

   1. Edit /etc/samba/smb.conf use appropriate settings (do it as root)
      (Actually, there are several graphical programs that help you with
      this, and some comes with Mandrake; but I don't use them so I'm
      not sure which programs to use.  Maybe you can poke around for it.
      One technique involves using the browser to connect to your own
      machine.)

   2. Type `chkconfig --add smb` (do it as root)

   3. Type `/etc/rc.d/init.d/smb restart` (do it as root)

Let us know if you get stuck.

-Mark


On Sun, 15 Sep 2002, Dick McCabe Jr wrote:

> I am relatively new to Linux (3 years off and on, 4 months exclusively)
> and would lie to set up a network at my house between three computers.
> My computer is running Mandrake 8.2 while my 22 year old daughter has a
> Win98 laptop and my 19 year old has a win98 desktop.  I am using SBC DSL
> using ethernet cards. I definitely want to share the DSL, but would also
> like to share at least the printer and maybe file sharing.
> My question is this:  what is the best way to go about this?  Do I use a
> router with printer port or Linux's networking software?  Or both?
>
> Also I recently bought an Olympus D380 digital camera with a built in
> USB connection.  How do I access the camera through Linux?  The camera
> uses SmartMedia, so perhaps a card reader is in order.
>
> Thanks in Advance
> Dick
>
>
> _______________________________________________
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