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    Direct PC to PC + internet connection


    Hi, I have a feeling the answer is no, but...

    My Ubuntu desktop PC is connected to my ADSL hub via wireless. I have another machine running Ubuntu server which I'd also like on the network (and internet) but don't really want to run a cable all the way to the router, so... is there any way I can just use a cable (crossover) to connect it into the unused RJ45 port on the Ubuntu desktop PC?

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    It said 'Insert disk #2', but only one will fit.
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    In theory, sure, but I forget how exactly to do it with linux. I think you need to setup IP Tables and some gateway settings. Maybe that's enough to get you on the right path.
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    Or you yould get a cheap small switch and put it at the end where the computers are so you only need one longer cable to the router.
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    Thanks Adam, I'll investigate...

    Originally Posted by AdamPI
    In theory, sure, but I forget how exactly to do it with linux. I think you need to setup IP Tables and some gateway settings. Maybe that's enough to get you on the right path.
    It said 'Insert disk #2', but only one will fit.
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    Thanks Doug G. I really don't want to run any cables. I did have wireless bridging set up using a couple of old netgear wireless access points but I'm trying to de-clutter :-)

    Originally Posted by Doug G
    Or you yould get a cheap small switch and put it at the end where the computers are so you only need one longer cable to the router.
    It said 'Insert disk #2', but only one will fit.

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