Networking with Windows and Linux for newbie

By samc
Jul 15, 2005
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  1. Hey up.
    I feel that WindowsXP has let me down now one too many time.
    I'm sick of losing work, constantly having to update, the system crashing, etc and feel that it's time for a change.
    I have scrapped WXP (on the laptop), foramatted the HD and downloaded and installed Linux SUSE 9.1 and am now trying to get my head around it. I have managed to set up my sound card, monitor, etc and everything is looking great but now I am stuck on networking and internet.
    Before my questions I'll give you my specs...

    Main PC
    ******
    750Mhz HP Pavillion
    256Mb RAM
    Windows XP (SP1)
    330Gb HD NTFS
    DVDWR (4x 16x 40x)
    CDWR (2x 4x 40x)
    100Mb Zip
    Connected to BT Yoyager 2100 ADSL Router via Netowrk Cable
    (running at 512Kbps, soon to be 1Mps)

    LAPTOP
    ******
    1.5Ghz (sorry don't know make)
    256Mb RAM
    Linux SUSE 9.1
    20Gb HD NTFS
    DVD ROM CDWR (4x 16x 40x)
    Connected to BT Voyager 2100 ADSL via BT Voyager 1060 Wireless Card

    So my questions are...
    1. How do I install the driver for the 1060? (I have a CD but it's for Windows)
    2. Is it possible to network an XP computer with a Linux laptop?
    2a. If so, how?
    3. How do I share the internet connection between the two?

    I know its possible with XP but Im new to Linux and haven't got a clue where to start.
    Sorry for rambling on.
    Any help is much appreciated.

    Cheers,
    Sam

    PS. Is it true that there are no DVD player for Linux? Why?
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu Newcomer, in training Posts: 9,431

    1. If SuSE didn't recognise the adapter then you either have to find out what chip that voyager thing uses and then install the drivers manualy. Or use Windows drivers via ndiswrapper. Either way it is a lot of hard work :(
    2: Yes
    2a: What do you want to do?
    3: Since you have a router then it should already work.
  3. samc

    samc Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    The only thing im concerned about now is connecting to the internet using my laptop (SUSE 9.1). How do I find the 'chip' and 'install manually'?

    cheers again,
    sam
  4. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 Newcomer, in training Posts: 6,504

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