Re: Linux (XP USB DEL) Lan possible?
From: Allen (allensco_at_nospam4me.com)
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2005 23:13:54 -0600
So Sayeth Mark:
> "Mark" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> I have an XP SP2 computer that connects to the internet via a USB DSL
>> modem. I also have a Fedora 3 computer. Is it possible that the two can
>> be linked together to allow the Linux computer to use the DSL modem on
>> the XP machine?
>> I have started networking them together, but I cannot figure out how
>> get the Linux box to use the modem. It would sure simplify things if I
>> could do it.
>> I have googled around, but it seems that all the articles assume that
>> the Linux computer is the host and that the modem should be attached to
>> it. I have tried for a year to do this, but I cannot get the Linux-modem
>> combination, even with eciadsl.
> A continuation of the post.....
> I discovered the ethereal program and was watching the packets go by.
> The system makes a standard call to www.rehat.com
> Then it tries a standard call to www.rehat.com.mshome.net. Why?
> The returned answer is that there is no such name.
> Any hints.? The Microsoft help database to of no value as it assume
> (arrogantly) that all the computers are running Windows.
Does your modem have an ethernet port on it? or is it only USB? If it has
an ethernet port, grab a cable/dsl router (linksys, smc or something
similar) from a local computer store and hook everything up with cat 5
network cable. This way, both machines can have access to the net at the
same time. Modem plugs into router and computers plug into router.
Surefire way to get it working...as long as the modem and computers have
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