Simple situation, need advice
From: hazzmat (hazzmat_at_bellsouth.net)
Date: Wed, 07 Jul 2004 17:22:04 -0400
How do i give a laptop running WindowsXP access to the internet (and
samba/cups printer queue) through a linux workstation that hosts a pppoe
dsl connection and a printer? (I don't mean how do I create a lan w/ NAT
and DHCP, but what do I need to put the laptop in a NATed lan behind the
It's just one laptop that's being added. The Linux station already
exists and is always on and always connected to the internet via
ethernet to dsl bridge.
Along with routing/firewalling the internet access for the laptop I want
the Linux box to share the printer to the laptop. I have experience
setting up lan's and samba shared printers, but none at all with
wireless, especially not wireless across platforms.
Do I just need two same brand 802.11b cards in both the WinXP laptop and
the Linux box (the ad hoc network)? Or do protocols like SMB not work
right in ad hoc situations?
Would it work better with an external wireless router attached
"downstream" of the linux box, something like the Netgear MR814NA or
WGR614 or the D-Link DI-514 ?