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    Network configuration of Linux

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    by vaddavalli ·

    I have SuSe 6.4 linux installed on my lap top. I can connect to my office LAN using windows 98 OS on my laptop. How do I access my office LAN using Linux.

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      Network configuration of Linux

      by plg6 ·

      In reply to Network configuration of Linux

      >SuSe 6.4 linux installed on my lap top.
      >I can connect to my office LAN using
      >windows 98 OS on my laptop.

      Ok. Wide question here. From what it sounds like your system is set to dual-boot, correct? I’ll also assume it’s an ethernet card in thelaptop that makes the physical connection.

      Basically what you have to do under Linux is mirror what is happening in Win 98. In other words, does your laptop have a fixed IP address (likely 192.168.xx.xx) or is it set to use DHCP to dynamically get an address when you connect to the lan? If the former, you’ll have to specify the same IP address, if the latter you’ll need to run the DHCP client. You’ll also need to know the IP address of the server if you’re not using DHCP. BTW, what O/S is running your LAN?

      But before you get that far you’ll want to make sure that your ethernet card has a driver installed too. Once you make these determinations Yast2 and Yast have network setup segments. You should be logged in as ‘root’ or su to rootbefore trying to set this up.

      Granted, this is a very general reply, rather than step-by-step. You can also go and look at the on-line Linux Documentation Project’s resources at: http://www.ibiblio.org/mdw/index.html

      That should help with morestep-by-step.

    • #3703906

      Network configuration of Linux

      by brianbarber ·

      In reply to Network configuration of Linux

      Install the PCMCIA drivers (you may want to compile them into the kernel) and configure your NIC (eth0) to use DHCP. If it’s a Windows network you’re connecting to, install Samba so that you can use smbclient and smbprinter to mount Windows sharesand use network printers, respectively.

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      Network configuration of Linux

      by vaddavalli ·

      In reply to Network configuration of Linux

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