Glenn Stuart Morrissey wrote:
Thanks for the great advise on ic/ppp settings. I had my old win 98
machine that I do my maths work on and it had a modem, so i thought id
give it a bash with your instructions in your emails. I had to consult a
, turns out that I had
to install netBEUI and install ICS from the win 98 add new programs
menu, but once that was done, my linux acer and my linux dell both had
good connections. I had to remove the static IP address in my Vista
machines network card settings, but once i had, it connected too.
So thank you for all your help, and to the other members of WLUG who
helped me out.
As a suggestion for a future project, you could install linux on an
older computer (probably best to not install X, and you might take it as
a chance to try a different distribution), and set it up as a router and
firewall. Some of the "magic" has gone from this these days, as there
are plenty of distributions that are oriented towards doing this.
Now I have to find an old PCMCIA network card for my
old Dell 133
Laptop, or a serial network connection if there is such a thing
$20 on trademe will get you a pcmcia 10/100 ethernet card. Be careful of
what you get, a lot of them need a small custom cable (commonly called a
dongle) that connects to the card and provides a physical RJ45 port, and
these can either be missing completely, or damaged - so get a card that
has a built-in rj45 port