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    setting up linux as client for xp


    i ran the network set up wizard thingy. so i guess win xp comp is set up as the host.

    but i've no idea what to do on linux to make it work.

    i dont really want to share files, just the internet connection. i'm a complete noob in linux.

    the same two computers, same cables, same everything. only second one had windows 98. worked fine. i decided to dump 98 and put rh on the other one.

    just dont know what to do =D. i searched the forums. found some help. but is there like a step by step? again i dont need the files shared and i dont even own a printer =D just the internet.

    thank you =)
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    you shouldnt have to configure anything. plug in your ethernet cable to the NIC and youre set..
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    it doesnt work
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    wannabe,

    if you're using linux, then I'm sure we can sort this out.. but we need to know some things first: What do you get when you do /sbin/ifconfig -a and /sbin/route -n at a terminal? Also, what else is on the network? do you have a DHCP server, or an adsl router or somesuch, or are you really just plugging two statically-ip'd boxes into an ethernet hub?

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    for /sbin/ifconfig -a

    i get

    eth0 Link encap: Ethernet HWaddr: ###
    inet addr: 192168.0.203 Bcast 192.168.0.255 Mask: 255.255.255.0
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric: 1

    then some packet info. all had 0 errors.


    lo Link encap: local loonback
    inet adr: 127.0.0.1 Mask: 255.0.0.0

    some packet info.



    for /sbin/route -n

    i get


    Kernel IP routing table

    Destination-------Gateway------Genmask

    192.168.0.0--------0.0.0.0---------255.255.255.0.0
    169.254.0.0--------0.0.0.0---------255.255.0.0
    127.0.0.0-----------0.0.0.0---------255.0.0.0
    0.0.0.0--------------192.168.0.1----0.0.0.0


    there were more fcolumns.

    first 2 are eth0
    third is lo
    last is eth0

    it's switch network. win xp is the host one that has the internet connection. other comp connected to a switch has linux.


    thank you
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    it looks to me like your IP address on eth0 is invalid. "192168.0.203" is missing a dot and should read "192.168.0.203".

    you can change this by running (as root)
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    ifconfig eth0 192.168.0.203
    .

    You can then restart your network with
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    /sbin/service network stop
    /sbin/service networko start
    (note these 'service' controls are redhat-esque admin tools and not 'standard' unix commands

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    i just mistyped it here =D.

    i didnt do anything on linux yet. just tryng to find out what to do
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    so what happens when you try to run /sbin/service network start ?

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    it said three things and ok under each and closed
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    then your network should be up and running.. can you ping the other machine on the network?
    Try ping 192.168.xx.xx , but replace the x's of course

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    replace x's with what? =D
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    i did

    ping 192.168.0.203

    and it start giving lines. like 64 bytes from 192.168.0.203 icmp_swq=21 time=0.142 ms

    they keep coming one after the other
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    wannabe,

    that's a successful ping. You're connected. Every one of those likes is the ICMP response which says 'yeah I heared you'..

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    =D that's not helping me tho.

    i open mozilla. type yahoo.com and it says cant be reached =)
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