Need internet connection advice, please.

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hi sorry to bother you agian.i have red hat8 on a machine and a win xp pro machine. i cant get my linux machine on the internet because i cant find a drivers for my modems and there "win modems". can i share my internet connection thats on my xp machine. i can network them . please help me . thanks][fade] [blur]dan[/blur][/fade] :!: :!: :!:
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Win modems are just that; for windows. Well, that's a generalization, but close enough. There's a smattering of hacked drivers out there, but you might be better off, (READ: easier solution) to share the internet connection.

Required:
Second card in the WinXP box, with internet connection sharing turned on.
Corssover cable -- a simple ethernet cable will not do.

That's it.

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is it possible to share the internet connection :?:
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dqualter wrote:
is it possible to share the internet connection :?:

Well, yes. I thought that was what I said... perhaps not.

Minimally, you need the requirements as listed above in my previous post.
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would it be easyer to buy a linux compatable modem? thanks alot for your help .
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dqualter wrote:
would it be easyer to buy a linux compatable modem? thanks alot for your help .

Well, yes and no.

New users to Linux might find getting a dialer to work a daunting task. Then again, perhaps not -- i think many of the main gui's for *nix come with a connection wizard of sorts.

I am not saying it's impossible, just that configuring a dialer to work with a modem device might be more difficult than the shared internet. However, sharing a 56k connection is not optimal either. :)

If you don't mind doing a little research and working through it, then buying a modem which funtions in your linux box might be a better option. At least you'll learn something; that's always a good thing.

Cheers, and good luck.

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