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    Re:Which Router and Network Adapter to buy?

    I know this thread is a bit old now, but this worked for me. I have:
    -a router
    -a switch (8 port ethernet miniswitch)
    -a box running Fedora Core2
    -a box running Windows2000

    My switch connects to the router.
    My windows 2000 box and my Fedora box both simply plug into the switch.
    I have internet access on both machines.
    I can ping from my Windows box to the ip address of my Fedora box.

    My Questions are these:
    1. I can ping from my Windows box to the ip address of my Fedora box
    and vica versa, but how do I actually access the files on each. Is this possible? How do I "see" files on each computer?
    At the moment my Fedora isn't set up as a server, only as a desktop machine.

    2. When I ping from my fedora box, it just keeps on going and going...how do I stop the ping, or just ping 4 times?

    3. Will I be able to transfer files between the 2 boxes in this manner?

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    Re:Which Router and Network Adapter to buy?

    [quote author=FriendlyFire link=board=4;threadid=8818;start=0#msg87046 date=1090629579]
    I know this thread is a bit old now, but this worked for me. I have:
    -a router
    -a switch (8 port ethernet miniswitch)
    -a box running Fedora Core2
    -a box running Windows2000

    My switch connects to the router.
    My windows 2000 box and my Fedora box both simply plug into the switch.
    I have internet access on both machines.
    I can ping from my Windows box to the ip address of my Fedora box.

    My Questions are these:
    1. I can ping from my Windows box to the ip address of my Fedora box
    and vica versa, but how do I actually access the files on each. Is this possible? How do I "see" files on each computer?
    At the moment my Fedora isn't set up as a server, only as a desktop machine.

    2. When I ping from my fedora box, it just keeps on going and going...how do I stop the ping, or just ping 4 times?

    3. Will I be able to transfer files between the 2 boxes in this manner?
    [/quote]

    Answers:

    1. Yeah. There is a software called Samba. http://www.samba.org (for more info). It's an excellent Open Source program. It uses the SMB protocol for Windows and then you can set up printing/file sharing between your Fedora box and your Windows box.

    2. When you are pinging from your Fedora box, you can do cC (Control + C) to stop the ping.

    3. Yeah, use Samba and you can easily File Share!

    Good Luck!

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    Re:Which Router and Network Adapter to buy?

    [quote author=FriendlyFire link=board=4;threadid=8818;start=0#msg87046 date=1090629579]
    I know this thread is a bit old now, but this worked for me. I have:
    -a router
    -a switch (8 port ethernet miniswitch)
    -a box running Fedora Core2
    -a box running Windows2000

    My switch connects to the router.
    My windows 2000 box and my Fedora box both simply plug into the switch.
    I have internet access on both machines.
    I can ping from my Windows box to the ip address of my Fedora box.
    [/quote]
    What they were talking about was wireless router and NIC cards. Not conventional Ethernet stuff.

    My Questions are these:
    1. I can ping from my Windows box to the ip address of my Fedora box
    and vica versa, but how do I actually access the files on each. Is this possible? How do I "see" files on each computer?
    For Linux side, you will need to set up SAMBA. Sheband gave you the link so I won't bother. Depending on which side you want to sever files and which side you want to access it, specific set up may vary. Read docs on Samba.
    You will also need to enable shares on Windows as well if you want your Linux box to get files from Windows box.

    At the moment my Fedora isn't set up as a server, only as a desktop machine.
    Doesn't matter. If you run a piece of software that serve, your computer becomes a server.
    2. When I ping from my fedora box, it just keeps on going and going...how do I stop the ping, or just ping 4 times?
    Yeah, Control + C to switch it off.

    If you want specific number of pings, you can use " ping -c <number> <machine> . The number is how many times you wanted to ping. For example, 4 times as you specified;
    Code:
    ping -c 4 myserver
    Will produce only 4 pings. If you want more info, type "man ping" in terminal.
    If you want your system to ping only 4 times everytime you do a ping, then use "alias" command to set your bash variables.
    3. Will I be able to transfer files between the 2 boxes in this manner?
    Absolutely. There are other packages besides Samba but that required to set up on both boxes. If you set up Samba, you are pretty much only need to set up Linux side of things and only tweak some settings on Windows.

    If you need more help with specific topic, why not start a new one so that we can better manage topics and that will make others to find answers easily later on.

    HTH ....

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