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Make Linux see my computer as router

By Norehca ·
I have recently posted a thread on creating a server. Before i do this, i need to switch the center of my home network to that server. At the moment i have my current computer acting as a router. (Buying an actual router is not an option at this point). I have modem to PC via USB. PC to HUB via ethernet. And HUB to other computers in the house via ethernet.

Basically i need this same setup on my linux box. I have NO idea how to set this up. I know how to wire it, but setting up the network is a different story. All the other computers in this house use windows XP, is this ok?

Im currently using the latest version of Ubuntu Dapper Drake.

Any help on this would be MUCH appreciated!

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Internet Conection Sharing or routing and remote access

by rcolon In reply to Make Linux see my compute ...

http://www.annoyances.org/exec/show/article04-003
Take a look at this article if your going to use a windows xp box.

ICS acts as a mini router/dhcp. The only thing i don't know is what's the limit of ip addresses assigned to each pc in your network. Another alternative would be run a windows 2000 server/2003 box and configure routing and remote access, but its not free.

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Set default gateway

by Ploober In reply to Internet Conection Sharin ...

Basicaly set your windows boxes default gateway to the IP of your "server" and if you want, set up a dhcp server on it and set all you windows pc's to automatic IP. A note of warnig, Set up your router machine as a firewall aswell, windows security is pathetic!

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