how to get wireless local networking setup?

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tbrownarcher2
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how to get wireless local networking setup?

Postby tbrownarcher2 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:19 pm

I have 4 computers with linux and win xp on them one dedicated to linux mint 13 one with ubuntu 12.04 dual booted with win 7, another with ubuntu 10.10. I have a netgear router n 300 wireless router WNR2000 v3.

I want them to communicate among them selves with a wireless local network. I have them all on the internet but not communicating among themselves. Is there a wireless tutorial for local network setup or or can i get the help I need here.

I can set up the windows side but I can't setup the linux side. As I see it i'm probably going to have to use the terminal but I don't know the commands or the perameters. So if there is any help I would apreciate it.

thanks,
Nate
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Acer Aspire running linux mint 17.1 on the linux side and windows 10

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Re: how to get wireless local networking setup?

Postby altair4 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:40 pm

Suggestions:

To create shares on the Linux boxes ( it's a lot like creating Simple Shares on WinXP - right click > Sharing Options in Nautilus ):
Simple File Sharing in Mint: viewtopic.php?f=42&t=23169

Go through the checklist on all your Linux boxes:
Samba Browsing Problems Checklist: viewtopic.php?f=42&t=88146&start=0

If you have problems after all that then posting the output of each of the following commands will aid in diagnosing the problem:

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testparm -s
net usershare info --long
smbtree
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Re: how to get wireless local networking setup?

Postby Lord_Eager » Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:11 pm

It depends what you mean with "communicate". If you mean sharing folders or browsing etc... If all PCs use the same router as gateway to internet it means they are automatically assigned to the same LAN, this means that you should be able to ping them each other by typing:

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ping IP-of-the-wifi-card

If you want to make a fully browsable LAN i suggest you to check the samba server/client documentation. The samba protocol is supported by windows as well.

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Re: how to get wireless local networking setup?

Postby DrHu » Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:44 pm

If you had the same users on every computer and likely the same password (if you are the owner of all the machines (computers)), then you could easily access any other computer's /home folders and have no permission problems moving any of the files around
    If not that, then you would have to allow shares to exist on the computers you wanted to connect into..
Samba (usually and the default for Ubuntu/Mint, instead of NFS (the UNIX) file sharing method: also happens to be supported on windows as an external program
viewtopic.php?f=42&t=23169&start=0
http://nfs.sourceforge.net/nfs-howto/
http://www.interopsystems.com/LearningC ... onents.htm
--the windows support for NFS (Network file Sharing)

NFS is actually a faster running file sharing method than Samba, which is essentially a reverse engineered kludge to inter-operate with windows CIFS file sharing
--however since Samba is offered as a default, most people will follow its processes

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Re: how to get wireless local networking setup?

Postby tbrownarcher2 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:15 pm

It depends what you mean with "communicate". If you mean sharing folders or browsing etc...



i'm sorry i used the term communicate. Sharing is what i want and my netgear router is not on the internet .... My only access to the internte is done through the verizon broadband hot spot on my cell phone.

Thanks,
Nate
HP 2000 Notebook PC running windows 8.1 (lap top )

and

Acer Aspire running linux mint 17.1 on the linux side and windows 10

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Re: how to get wireless local networking setup?

Postby Lord_Eager » Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:52 am

1- Your router doesn't have a WAN connection, but is this an issue or a your free choiche?
2- In order to have File Sharing you received many good suggestions, first be sure all the machines are plugged to the Netgear router, be sure you set DHCP on if you use dynamic IPs, or to set static IPs set DHCP off. Be sure all the IPs are in the same subnet (ex. Netgear IP= 192.168.1.1 / Machine1 IP=192.168.1.2 / Machine3 IP=192.168.1.3 etc...) the range is 1-254.
3- Be sure you have samba installed on all Linux machines typeing:

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smbd --version
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4- To install it if not present (you need both client/server) type:

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sudo apt-get install samba samba-common
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5- To set samba edit file /etc/samba/smb.conf you can find many tutorials to edit it according to your needs.

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Re: how to get wireless local networking setup?

Postby tbrownarcher2 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:59 pm

The version i get is Version 3.6.3 . synaptic says it's installed ... i"m not exactly sure what to do next .... I'm reading up though ...

I don't know how to get my nic cards ip addresses nor the mac addresses (these are WIRELESS cards and adapters) . If I'm doing DHCP do I have anything to do with assigning ip addresses. This is all local wireless network I'm trying to do ...



Thanks,
Nate
HP 2000 Notebook PC running windows 8.1 (lap top )

and

Acer Aspire running linux mint 17.1 on the linux side and windows 10


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