Networking between Linux and Windows XP

Microsoft Windows xp professional w/sp2
November 10, 2010 at 23:05:17
Specs: Lubuntu Linux, 128 MB
I'm wondering if there is a way to network a Windows XP computer to Lubuntu computer...using a passive hub and two Ethernet cables. (I would be looking for a not so complicated solution if there is one.) Also, is there a way to set-up a proxy on one of the computers so that the other can connect to the Internet through the proxy computer?

Thanks in advanced for any helpful response.

S. Michael

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#1
November 11, 2010 at 00:03:02
You need a plain and simple Xover (crossover) RJ45 Ethernet Cable between the two.

Many hits on Google but Linux uses Samba:

http://www.samba.org/


XP has ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) built in:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306126


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#2
November 11, 2010 at 13:31:31
To make it even easier you could use a regular patch cable. Almost every nic made in the last 10 years has the ability to correct for the cable. Only need one on either end to use. Powered off to on with the cable usually sets it correctly.

Tell us which computer you want to use for the internet too. On windows I use analogx's free proxy to share but many use ICS.

The better way would be to get a soho router to use as connection point. Then any attached device could access the internet.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?


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