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    completely new, trying to get networked to Windows...

    Okay, I am new to Linux here, so I don't really have a clue what I'm doing.

    I currently have a Windows network setup, where one PC running XP is hooked up to cable internet, sharing it to the other Windows PCs through phoneline network cards. Everything in this network is working perfectly fine currently, so now I want this PC to be able to have access to the internet connection when it's in Linux. So...

    How do I go about doing this? As I said, I'm for the most part new to Linux, so I don't have any idea where to start...

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    Re:completely new, trying to get networked to Windows...

    As long as your IP is set to the correct network, and using the XP system as a gateway all should be good. For the gateway setting use:

    route add default gw <IP_OF_XP_SYSTEM>

    To change your IP use:

    ifconfig eth0 inet <IP_ADDRESS>

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    Re:completely new, trying to get networked to Windows...

    Tricky part is going to be getting a phone line NIC working in Linux I think...

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    Re:completely new, trying to get networked to Windows...

    What Kernel Killer said.

    IE, if you want to use 192.168.1.XXX for your lan, you can do the following :

    WindowsA :
    Linux A :

    And for the subnet mask, just use

    Restart the network in linux, depending on what flavor of windows (NT, 2K, XP dont need to reboot) reboot windows and that should be that. Open up a Command Prompt and type 'ping' in windows. In linxu just open your terminal of choice (kterm, gnome-terminal, xterm, aterm, etc) and do 'ping'

    If it all works, you now have a network that talks to each other!

    YAYYY! I've got LAN! YAYYY!

    Then all that is left is the apps that you want to run. Games, non issue, they will work with no real work. Just set the games to look at the LAN. For services (file sharing, etc), then ask for help on specifics. That is really beyond the scope of this thread. Apache, Samba, Sendmail, NFS, and DHCPd are not necessarily complicated, just a whole new topic ;D

    Good luck!

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