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How to connect 2 computers wireless Fluxbox CE [solved]

Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:44 am
by string-serenade
Hi,
I'm new in Linux.
Actually I've a computer and a laptop with the amazing LinuxMint 8 Fluxbox.
I don't know how to connect themselves via router.

Re: How to connect teo computers wireless - LinuxMint Fluxbo

Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:35 pm
by Kendall
After you start up the computer, there will be some icons in the system tray toward the right of the panel (right next to the clock), one of them will be for the network manager. Click on it and you'll see a list of available wireless connections, if the connection you choose is a secure network then you'll be prompted for a password.

File sharing beetween 2 computers wireless - LinuxMint Fluxb

Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 7:28 pm
by string-serenade
Perhaps I was not clear. :shock:
I can connect them to the wireless and to the web. :)
I have no idea, how to have a file sharing through the two computers (via wireless) :?

Re: How to connect two computers wireless - LinuxMint Fluxbo

Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 7:52 pm
by Kendall
Have you tried Dropbox?

Open a terminal and type the following:

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apt update
apt install mint-dropbox


It'll show up in the menu under "Internet". The setup instructions are extremely simple, just create an account on one computer and link to it with the other. Anything you put in your ~/Dropbox folder will then be accessible from both systems.

NFS + Thunar in LinuxMint 8 Fluxbox CE?

Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:45 am
by string-serenade
Dear Kendall,
Dropbox (as Ubuntu One) gives me the opportunity to share through the internet and max 2Gb (free option).
I would like to share the all file system of any computer and not through the web, but only using the router to connect.
Both computers run with Linux Mint Fluxbox 8.
Parhaps Network File System + Thunar? I don't know.

Re: How to connect two computers wireless - LinuxMint Fluxbo

Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 2:42 pm
by rogue_ronin
Via your router (ie: both computers are on the same one) you can share folders (NFS or Samba) -- anything in those folders will be available to the other machines -- for all files, share the \ folder.

Without a router, you would also share folders, but use an ad-hoc connection instead. Plenty of howtos on the topic in the Google.

m a r

Re: How to connect two computers wireless - LinuxMint Fluxbo

Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 3:57 pm
by fluxalex
I can tell you how I did it, using "fusesmb".
First I created a folder ~/Network (in home directory).
Then I added the following line in ~/.fluxbox/startup

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fusesmb -s ~/Network &


Then with "thunar" I changed the properties of the folders I want to share.

But that was still not enough. I had to provide fixed IPs for all computers in the LAN and add them to the file "/etc/hosts".
After all this it works perfectly, i.e. I just have to go to the "Network" folder and from there I see the "WORKGROUP" and all computers and shared folders...

Re: How to connect two computers wireless - LinuxMint Fluxbo

Posted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:14 am
by string-serenade
fusesmb is ok.
But what should I insert in /etc/hosts? I write down my actual /etc/hosts of "ste-desktop":
127.0.0.1 localhost
127.0.1.1 ste-desktop

# The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts
::1 localhost ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
fe00::0 ip6-localnet
ff00::0 ip6-mcastprefix
ff02::1 ip6-allnodes
ff02::2 ip6-allrouters
ff02::3 ip6-allhosts

the /etc/hosts of "eeepc-desktop":
127.0.0.1 eeepc-desktop localhost.localdomain localhost
127.0.1.1 eeepc-desktop

# The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts
::1 localhost ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
fe00::0 ip6-localnet
ff00::0 ip6-mcastprefix
ff02::1 ip6-allnodes
ff02::2 ip6-allrouters
ff02::3 ip6-allhosts

the IPv4 Settings of my wireless connection for the ste-desktop:
address 192.168.0.102
netmask 255.255.255.0
gateway 192.168.0.1
dns 192.168.0.1

the IPv4 Settings of my wireless connection for the eeepc-desktop:
address 192.168.0.104
netmask 255.255.255.0
gateway 192.168.0.1
dns 192.168.0.1

Re: How to connect two computers wireless - LinuxMint Fluxbo

Posted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:44 am
by fluxalex
As I mentioned, in your router you need to assign fixed IPs to each computer. The computers have a unique identification MAC (it's not exactly the computers identification, but of the device that is used for connecting, i.e. WLAN adapter or a network card) and these can be assigned a fixed IP. Once that is done in the router, then the "hosts" files could look like this:

For "ste-desktop":

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127.0.0.1 localhost
127.0.1.1 ste-desktop
# 192.168.0.102 ste-desktop
192.168.0.104 eeepc-desktop

# The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts
::1 localhost ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
fe00::0 ip6-localnet
ff00::0 ip6-mcastprefix
ff02::1 ip6-allnodes
ff02::2 ip6-allrouters
ff02::3 ip6-allhosts


For "eeepc-desktop":

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127.0.0.1 eeepc-desktop localhost.localdomain localhost
127.0.1.1 eeepc-desktop
192.168.0.102 ste-desktop
# 192.168.0.104 eeepc-desktop

# The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts
::1 localhost ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
fe00::0 ip6-localnet
ff00::0 ip6-mcastprefix
ff02::1 ip6-allnodes
ff02::2 ip6-allrouters
ff02::3 ip6-allhosts

Re: How to connect two computers wireless - LinuxMint Fluxbo

Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 4:20 am
by string-serenade
thanks to fluxalex!

Re: How to connect 2 computers wireless Fluxbox CE [solved]

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:58 am
by string-serenade
it can also help: http://forum.linuxmint.com/posting.php?mode=quote&f=150&p=4290 from Linux Mint Forum

clem wrote:- Click the "Shared Folders" in System->Preferences (or is it System->Administration... ? I can't check right now..). Then follow the steps and add you home folder for instance. This might trigger the installation of a few packages.

- if you haven't done so yet install mintDesktop 1.2

- reboot

- go to your Home-->Network folder. You should see all the workgroups on your network in there... including the one for your local computer.

Clem