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I've got Damn Small Linux installed on two Pentium 200Mhz computers I borrowed for my project. Now, I'm obviously just touching the tip of the iceberg here, as this is a fairly simple question, but I'm a newb at networking to begin with, without even bringing Linux in to the picture.

I've got both computers connected to a spare router my step-dad had laying around as we don't have a spare switch or hub. The router is NOT connected to the net or another computer. It's just the two Damn Small Linux boxes connected.

How would I go about accessing the router just to make sure both computers are connected and recognize each other on the network? What I'm used to is simply being able to check my Networks folder in Windows, or type 192.168.0.1 in to a browser. I get this error when trying to access the router via my browser: "ERROR: unable to connect to remote host".

What would be the equivalent of a network folder in DSL, and what would be the equivalent of Windows XP's "ipconfig"?

PS - I know I have the option to connect the computers via crossover cable as well, but I don't have any handy for the next couple of days, and I'd like to figure out some basic networking here anyway.
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Both 192.168.1.1 and 192.168.0.1 didn't work, so I connected my Windows machine, accessed the router from it, and now after a few restarts everything works. Odd.
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ifconfig is command to list network settings. To share filles you will probobly need to setup samba windows shares on the linux pc or create a nfs.
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