How to connect my Linux desktop to my Windows Network via ethernet cable? Anyone?

Envoy10

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Dec 4, 2011
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I've been trying for awhile to connect my Linux system to my Windows Network. The linux maching does not have wifi or bluetooth so that is why I am using a cable. Or if anyone knows how to use an android phone as a wifi adapter for the Linux machine, that would work also.
 

Boricua SS

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Nov 20, 2011
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Ohio
Envoy10 said:
Or if anyone knows how to use an android phone as a wifi adapter for the Linux machine, that would work also.

You mean making your phone the WiFi hotspot and have the machines connect to it? In order to do that, you need to have that service on your phone. I have Sprint (Galaxy S), and in order to make my WiFi active to where people can use my phone and Sprint's network as they're connecting point, its like $30 bucks a month... my phone is in WiFi everyday, however, its due to other hosts (my WiFi at home, work, etc...),so I can't broadcast my signal to let others use it..

As part of a project in college I had to make Fedora Core5 a client of my Windows Server 2008 domain in Virtual... that was fun :no:.. I can't exactly remember what I did as that was years ago, but it can be done..
 

rcam81

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Dec 3, 2011
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Onsted, MI
I have a rooted android phone. I am using PDAnet and Foxfi for the mobile hotspot on my phone.
 

Boricua SS

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Nov 20, 2011
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rcam81 said:
I have a rooted android phone. I am using PDAnet and Foxfi for the mobile hotspot on my phone.

Is that easy to do since our OS' are open sourced? I've been looking into rooting my android..
 

rcam81

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Dec 3, 2011
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Onsted, MI
Boricua SS said:
Is that easy to do since our OS' are open sourced? I've been looking into rooting my android..

Androidcentral.com or any of the android forums have the info on how to root the phones.
 

jimmyjam

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Nov 18, 2011
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what are you trying to accomplish exactly? are you saying you plug in the cable and it doesn't dhcp an address? what does windows have to do with anything, you trying to connect to an smb share? :confused:

what linux are you running? everything new just kinda works

run "ifconfig -a" if eth0 doesn't show up you've got problems. then try ifup eth0
 

Mark20

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Dec 6, 2011
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I connected my Kubuntu system to the network and was able to share files. You need to fire up Samba on the linux box. Unfortunately it was not enabled in Kubuntu (and possibly other distros) by default. I searched the web for instructions on how to get it running. Took a bunch of steps and adding a package (possibly Samba itself). Unfortunately that computer has been used in a while, its just too slow for Kubuntu now.
 

Sparky

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Dec 4, 2011
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Yep, Samba is needed for Windows and Linux to talk to each other.
 

Mark20

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Dec 6, 2011
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Oops got those mixed up. Yeah Samba on Windows. You're going to make me fire up the linux box aren't you??!!!???

(I only play an IT guy at work who had to clone a Windows 98 disk today. Yes Windows 98, don't ask!)
 

Sparky

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Dec 4, 2011
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?? Samba goes on the Linux box and allows the Linux box to talk to Windows. Samba doesn't go on the Windows box.
 

jimmyjam

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Nov 18, 2011
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this thread is a complete disaster...
 

djthumper

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Nov 20, 2011
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I hear you Jimmy...

I am waiting to hear what kind of actual problem he is having with connecting.
 

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