How to configure Linux Mint sever as a router

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How to configure Linux Mint sever as a router

Postby Zorba on Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:26 am

I have two network interfaces cards, 8 PCs, a switch and a modem and I want to set up a lab with a server and clients and share connection among them.


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However, I have a few issues:

1- I am unable to connect any PC to the internet or configure my network cards
2- I don't know how to assign an IP address to every PC (IPTables Configuration)
3- I have tried to follow these tutorials but they are too difficult for me:
a- http://www.yourownlinux.com/2013/07/how-to-configure-ubuntu-as-router.html
b- http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1942304
c- http://askubuntu.com/questions/376717/how-to-set-up-a-linux-server-as-a-router

4- I want to know if there is any useful application with graphical interface that configures things automatically.

Please do help because this is a crucial to me and here where I live there are a few people who know how to configure a Linux OS. Please guide me through this step by step because I need to teach that to many school teachers in my town who want to replace the old XP and 7 labs with Linux Mint.

Excuse my non-technical language because when it comes to networking, I'm a total hick :mrgreen:

PS: is it possible to do this as well http://askubuntu.com/questions/249728/how-to-set-up-a-computer-lab-for-a-school :D
Many thanks in advance :D

this is in a way similar and related to this http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=150&t=135085&p=835639&hilit=how+to+replace+windows+server#p835639
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Re: How to configure Linux Mint sever as a router

Postby Zorba on Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:12 am

I found this tutorial http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=30013#p173022 and I want to know if this is what I'm looking for?
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Re: How to configure Linux Mint sever as a router

Postby kwisher on Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:48 pm

Have a look at ClearOS as it can act as a router/firewall plus a fileserver.
http://www.clearfoundation.com/Software/overview.html
The instructions suggested Windows XP or better, so I installed Linux :)
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Re: How to configure Linux Mint sever as a router

Postby Zorba on Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:49 pm

kwisher wrote:Have a look at ClearOS as it can act as a router/firewall plus a fileserver.
http://www.clearfoundation.com/Software/overview.html


Thanks for the recommendation :D I'm going to try ClearOS this time. It looks like everyone is recommending it :D
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Re: How to configure Linux Mint sever as a router

Postby xerion567 on Thu May 01, 2014 4:00 am

Might I suggest this great book which will tell you what you need to know: Linux Bible. I found a copy at the local library a while ago- indispensable reference for Linux.
All work and no play makes Linux a dull OS,
All work and no play makes Linux a dull OS,
All work and no play makes Linux...viewtopic.php?f=58&t=164690
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Re: How to configure Linux Mint sever as a router

Postby Zorba on Thu May 01, 2014 10:26 am

thank you :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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