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26th September 2006, 02:22 PM
Please could someone point me to where I can find some information that works in relation to getting a Laptop and Desktop PC to work together through a ADSL Router and still remain connected to the internet. Rgds
26th September 2006, 03:11 PM
If your router handles NAT (is a DHCP server for your local home network), then there is really nothing to it. Just boot with DHCP on your PCs (default for Fedora and for Windows), and you are connected.
Are you having some sort of specific issues?
27th September 2006, 03:58 AM
A good place to start:
27th September 2006, 04:27 AM
Thank you for that but I am having trouble setting up the Laptop via Router to the Desktop. The information that you point to is way over my head and would take weeks to absorb . I have got the Desktop saying it is 'sharing' but that's as far as I can get just yet
27th September 2006, 01:13 PM
Are you talking internet connectivity? Or are you trying to set up a shared directory on your home network?
These are very different things, and your last post seems to suggest the latter. :-/
28th September 2006, 07:32 AM
What I am trying to do is this.
I have a laptop connected to a router (4 port) that allows me to go on the internet and a Desktop also connected to the same router for internet activity . I want to be able for the Laptop to use my HP1510 MFC which is connected (USB) to the Desktop .
I have just done this today with Win XP. It was a breeze to setup and took about 5 minutes. Why ohhhh Why is it so difficult to set up in FC5. It is so frustrating !!!!!!
So you see the present setup is Laptop connected to router (Ethernet), Desktop connected to router (Ethernet), HP 1510 connected USB to Desktop, Router connected to Internet. All I want is to be able to print from the Laptop .... Please help !!!
28th September 2006, 07:33 AM
The Router is ADSL and internet is broadband
28th September 2006, 01:31 PM
Are both of these PCs running Linux? Or is the desktop (or laptop?) running Windows?
CUPS is typically used in Linux for printing, and is more than capable of printing over a network.
28th September 2006, 09:38 PM
Both the Laptop and the Desktop are running dual boot Win XP and Fedora Core 5 . Its the FC5 that I want to have both using the one Printing machine . It appears to be something in the setting up on the Laptop because when I send a Test msg it says it has sent it to the printer , is it okay but nothing happens.
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