Connecting Linux and Vista

By anil.manchala ·
Dear All,

I have a "Dell Inspiron E1505" laptop connected to interent via wireless Router (LinkSys) which is in the first floor of my house. I have another "Dell Pavilion Media center PC (Desktop PC)" with linux (CentOS) installed. Both the Computers are in Second Floor.
I want to share the internet connection in my laptop (vista OS) with linux. Is this possible. If possible, please tell me how can i do it.

Thanks in Advance


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Not really connecting... just sharing.

by Jerry M. Gartner In reply to Connecting Linux and Vist ...

Since the laptop is already working, you need not do anything there. Connect the Media Center to the router with a regular network cable. Assuming the router has "wired" inputs and your Media Center has a network card installed. Set the Media Center network interface to DHCP, if it isn't already, and you should be off and running! Another assumption on my part is that the router is set up as a DHCP server and the wireless (WLAN) and wired (LAN) are set up to work together. If you followed the mfg. instructions to set the router up and didn't do anything extra, these assumptions should hold true. Speaking of default settings for wireless routers, make sure you secure your wireless - and don't use WEP to do it! See for a bit more information.

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Re : Connecting Linux and Vista

by anil.manchala In reply to Not really connecting... ...

Dear Sir,
Thanks for the quick reply.

I have my Media center PC and router on two different floors of my house. I have to take a long wire to connect it to router, which i don't want to do as i have another desktop pc connected to router with wire.

I can connect my laptop with a wire to Media center PC as they are on same floor (same room). By this way can i share the Wireless internet connection on my laptop with Desktop PC.

Thanks in advance


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