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Suse 8.2 noob

Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by jsccg072002, Sep 28, 2003.

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  1. jsccg072002

    jsccg072002 Thread Starter

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    I finally after many months of testing all the different types of os i finally decided to buy Suse 8.2. Everything installed perfectly and its running great, The only problem I'm having is trying to figure out how to share my internet connection. I am a cable user, before Crappy Win XP set it all up for me but got rid of that for linux. Now I have two NIC's and a crossover cable between the two computers. I have no idea where to start nor could I find anywhere to tell me how to do it step by step being I'm so new to linux. My other system still has crappy Win 2000. Any ideas how to set this up?
    Thanks in advance,
     
  2. lynch

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    The easiest(and best) way is to set up a cable/dsl router.Then you can surf without having to have both comps running.It also will help protect you by just showing a router on the 'net instead of your computers.
    The setup is easy:
    computer>router>cable modem>internet.
    I use a Linksys BEFSR41 which is also a 10/100 switch.
    Depending on your ISP,you enter the IP address they give you or just setup DHCP.
    HTH
    lynch
     
  3. jsccg072002

    jsccg072002 Thread Starter

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    thanks for your reply, I don't want to go that route being i do play alot of games online and routers are horrible when doing that. I do have a router but it always gave me probs. so got rid of it.
     
  4. Roo

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    In addition I use a Netgear DSL DG814 router for home use. best of all, it supports all Unix/Linux, Macintosh and Windows. Hehe noticed how I listed Windows last ;)

    Nothing like good hardware ;) and well worth the money.

    Regards Roo
     
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