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Hey guys i'm going to be diving into the linux universe in about a month and i need to prepare with the whole networking thing.


So here is my question i'm thinking of doing a WIRED network using XP and ubuntu 7.04. I've heard of the Linksys WRT54GL i think it was that was linux friendly. But my question is, do i need to install any drivers/firmware to do a wired connection? I don't think so but I need confirmation.


I was thinking of purchasing WRT54G from Linksys, although it has WI-FI and i don't feal like ordering one off newegg so that's the one best buy has. So is there anyway to disable WI-FI?

Please help me out
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You should be able to use any router for wired networking. I'm using the dlink gaming router. It works great. You shouldn't need any drivers. I can access my network fine.
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You can use any router; no drivers needed. A wireless router will do both wireless and wired; just hook up your PCs to the router and they can communicate with each other. You will need to set up Samba if you want to access your Linux files from Windows (Ubuntu can access your Windows shares without any further configuration).
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I think Melcar is correct Samba is likely what your looking for, if you need file level access also you may want to double check the installed protocols for your windows machine and make sure that it has the protocol that is being used by your linux box
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It is way easier to do than that guide. That guide makes it complicated. If you already have file sharing setup on your xp or vista machine and your using Ubuntu Feisty, it just takes a couple clicks to setup file sharing. I'll right an easier guide. Should get it done later today.
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what if i want to acess my files from Linux and see what's on my Windows drive. I might want to drag over some movies and songs over the network?


EDIT: how powerful of a computer do i need to instal BERYL? I think this computer will be with integrated graphics and most likely a P3 or P2
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Metalica732 View Post
what if i want to acess my files from Linux and see what's on my Windows drive. I might want to drag over some movies and songs over the network?


EDIT: how powerful of a computer do i need to instal BERYL? I think this computer will be with integrated graphics and most likely a P3 or P2
First part.
It's easy to do. I'll be writing a guide.

Second part.
Not very powerful. Looks at my specs. I'm using Geforce 6100 integrated graphics.

Link for my computer.
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You can access all of your shared files from the Linux box, reason being that Windows has no security (Linux shares require that you set up a password and user name. It's as simple as this:

Quote:

Code:
sudo smbpasswd -L -a your_username
sudo smbpasswd -L -e your_username
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...ighlight=samba

As for Beryl, I run it at max settings with my 200M chip (integrated GPU).
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First part.
It's easy to do. I'll be writing a guide.

Second part.
Not very powerful. Looks at my specs. I'm using Geforce 6100 integrated graphics.

Link for my computer.


That's insane.

Anyway I have downloaded XBUNTU and UBUNTU and i know that Xbuntu is very light weight but what exackly is the diffrence. How craptastic does the computer have to be in order for it to be best to run XBUNTU?

What are the recommended specs to run ubuntu with beryl. And is there a REALLY simple way to instal Beryl without using the command prompt. I never really used the prompt. Don't all laugh at once
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Quote:
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That's insane.

Anyway I have downloaded XBUNTU and UBUNTU and i know that Xbuntu is very light weight but what exackly is the diffrence. How craptastic does the computer have to be in order for it to be best to run XBUNTU?

What are the recommended specs to run ubuntu with beryl. And is there a REALLY simple way to instal Beryl without using the command prompt. I never really used the prompt. Don't all laugh at once
That's my old setup. I'll post the pic of the new one. That router was a POS. Just wrote a FAQ for Ubuntu 7.04 and folder sharing. Click here.
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