add ubuntu pc to my XPpc by wireless

June 19, 2009 at 05:26:06
Specs: Windows XP, 1.5g
can I add a wireless card to my old P4 running
ubuntu8.1 so I can access my b/band router on
my main PC running XP pro, to get on internet.
and is there something I need called client for
Netware thanx for any help

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#1
June 19, 2009 at 08:29:08
You do not need client for netware but the microsoft client.
Your xp box would have to have two nics with one being wireless.
You would create a ad-hoc wireless connection between ubuntu and xp. XP wired nic goes to router.
Engage ICS between the xp wireless nic and wired nic.

Google ICS and ad-hoc wireless for the how tos


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#2
June 19, 2009 at 09:39:33
Why not just connect both computers to the router? They don't need to be directly connected - via adhoc wireless or any other means.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;555375
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#3
June 19, 2009 at 13:42:52
lowhanginghoney the usual reason for this type of request is that the ubuntu box is too far away from the router to connect wired and the router doesn't have wireless.

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#4
June 19, 2009 at 14:20:35
Here are ideas.

One is ubuntu connects to router either wired or wireless,

One is ubuntu connects to XP box either wired or wireless.

Router is easy for many people. Your system may not have a router or other reasons.

To connect to xp box you need two nics for ICS but can run single NIC with analogx's proxy. It doesn't limit you to a useless IP address.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10


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#5
June 19, 2009 at 15:58:15
wanderer, I must have misunderstood this part of the OP: "so I can access my b/band router on my main PC running XP pro". I thought he was trying to connect directly to the PC. Guess English is hard to write and read sometimes ;)

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;555375
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