Ubuntu Networking :: Sharing Files Over Wireless With Other Computers
Mar 11, 2010
I got my somewhat older desktop running ubuntu 9.10 and I'm loving it so far. However a while ago while I was slightly intoxicated I boasted to my roommates that sharing files with this thing should be super easy, since it's linux and all that. Since then I've been trying to set up the desktop as a streaming media server, with no success. I found a pretty good guide on how to get Samba up and running on instructables. My laptop is part of a school domain. Since many of my roommates go to the same university, theirs are also part of that domain.
For those of you who aren't too familiar with Windows (anymore), your computer can either be part of a workgroup or a domain. A workgroup is intended for home networks and makes it easier to share files, which is what I'm trying to do, and what the guide calls for. I've illustrated the problem in the attached image. As you can see both computers connect to the same router. I don't think I really have to explain, but I just figured I should try to be as clear as possible.
My question to you is: is there any way that I can set up the ubuntu desktop, or samba, so that it can share files over the wireless network at home with the computers that run windows and are part of the school domain? I'm guessing I should somehow be able to access the desktop from another computer on the same network if I give it proper access. I just have no idea how to do it or where to look, since almost everything I encounter calls for putting the windows machine in a home workgroup.
I've got wired connection on my ubuntu and I set up a wireless network so I can share internet with other computers. I added another computer to the network, but it's asking for: * an IP address * router address * subnet mask. Where can I find these values?
I've just spent a few hours searching through net articles and postings regarding Samba, pyNeighborhood, etc., all of which seem to end up at "now make sure your Windows server is running."I don't have a Windows server.I have a desktop and a laptop, both running some flavor of Debian.All I want to do is share files. Nothing fancy.
I have two desktop computers on the same home network and I am unable to share files between the two. Both have access to the network. One is able to file and printer share using SAMBA and a windows 7 laptop. The other machine is unable to either do file sharing via Samba or SSL file sharing between the two Ubuntu machines.
my main computer hostname is home, and the others are ubuntu and eduardo.In home, I try to configure samba, downloading it with "sudo apt-get install samba" and then downloading at the synaptic manager the samba-common-bin thing.I shared my folders as ROOT in home and I cannot access from ubuntu and eduardo.Then I googled and I found this site: Quote:URL]Well... I follow all steps and I can't access these files.What I need to do to share files between these computers???
I will be getting an older PC back in the near future. It is a Pentium 3 with 256 MB RAM and 40 GB HDD. I would like to use it as a media file sharing PC and a jukebox for my living room stereo. I can stream music to my living room using my Linksys WMB54G, unfortunately it only natively supports Windows XP. Does anyone have experience connecting a WMB54G to Linux, particularly a light-weight distro?
I have installed Ubuntu 10.4 LTS and I want to share a printer on that computer with my windows network (mix of XP and Vista). I have network connectivity and and can see other windows computers and they can see me, I am just stumped on how to share a printer on my linux machine with all of the Windows computers on my network.
I currently have two computers (one windows one linux) connected to each other via a crossover ethernet cable. Now, each computer can see each other and I can ping both ways. Also, I can ssh into the linux box from windows (putty, cygwin) as well as ssh into my windows machine from the linux box. Here's the problem: I can send files from my linux machine to my windows machine with no problems doing this:
Now, it seems like everything went fine. However when I look in /home/jqweezy that_file.txt is not there.
p.s. Don't know if this helps, but here is some extra info. Linux machine has only one NIC. Windows has two NICs, one NIC is setup for automatic network detection the other is setup for communication with linux machine via crossover cable (see above).
I have an old laptop with wireless, 2 desktop computers without wireless and an Allied Telesyn gigabit ethernet switch (specifically AT-GS908GB). Is it possible to hook the 3 computers into the switch and use the laptop's wireless as the internet source for the other 2?
How to design secure fault tolerant network (routers, firewall, domain servers, etc) of 300 wireless computers separated in multiple buildings and floor with multiple users for each station mainly utilizing dtp and internet software?
I now have 3 desktop computers hard wired into my wireless router and another desktop plus 2 laptops connecting wireless. All are running Ubuntu 10.4 or 10.10. I have not had the chance to get them all upgraded yet. What is the easiest way to get these computers connected so that they can share files? Do I have to set up a server or is there a simpler way? I just want to be able to copy a file from one computer to another.
i would like to set up file sharing from one ubuntu pc to another wireless laptop.I found samba on the internet i installed it and i can share files but it's slow a 700mb avi file was going to take 2 hours and from what i read samba is for sharing files from linux to windows.I also found ssh that to is slow also i think it goes over the internet or something like that.So is there any other way to share files that's faster or have i forgot something.I only have 2 ubuntu 10.04 computers and 1 open solaris but the open solaris i will not be putting on the network.
I just bought a new computer and installed slackware 13 on it. Unfortunately my new desktop doesnt have a wireless adaptor to connect to the wireless in our place, but I have a laptop that can connect to the wireless internet. So I was wondering if theres a way that my laptop can provide internet connection to my dekstop using ethernet?
I thought I would try and be clever but have become stuck! I have bought a NEtgear ReadyNAS with a view of copying all sound files and photos to one place. I have a wired home network and a Windows XP PC which I have mapped the NAS to as a network drive.Then came the Linux bit. I have a laptop which I want to do the same with. I have set up the NAS so that it operates with both CIFS and NFS file systems. I can see the CIFS file system in the Network part of Ubuntu 9.10 but am having trouble in getting programs to see it. Ideally I want to use F Spot or Picasa to view the photos and then also use one of the audio packages to play music around the house. When I ask F Spot or Picasa to search for files or folders, the network does not show up in the list.
I have pc and a laptop. On the pc i have winXP 32-bit and on the laptop Ubuntu 10.04 64-bit . Can I share files between these two computers (cause i don't want to make dual-boot on my laptop), and if I can, how ?
I have fedora12 installed on my old laptop. I would like to use it as a wireless router so that I can use my new laptop without wires. The old laptop will be wired connected to the internet. I have already tried creating a wireless ad-hoc connection with the Network Manager and I manage to connect to the internet with my new laptop but only if I don't use any protection. If I want that connection to use WPA or WEP-128 it doesn't work!
I tried to setup sharing to connect Ethernet and wireless. I want Ethernet connected to desktop A, and wireless connected to another laptop(B), with my laptop acting as an AP. I set the network settings in Firestarter: Internet for wireless, local network for Ethernet. I want to share Internet from laptop B over the network. Internet won't work from my laptop since it seems to use the wrong interface.(Since the desktop is sharing Internet, although not on Internet usually when connected via Ethernet. And of course DNS/Gateway IPs aren't set for wlan0 since it's acting as an AP.) SMB wouldn't work for desktop A and laptop B: laptop B could detect desktop, but reports error "Path not found".
For the last 3 or so hours I have been trying in vain to simply give my mobile phone wifi internet access from my netbook. I have tried to google and follow some howto's and guides, but they're either too old or don't explain it very well. I'm fairly new to use of Linux and of wireless networks, but can handle setting them up in Windows. So basically, having said that, I believe I mostly understand how this whole thing is supposed to work theoretically but I just feel as though I lack the experience to jump the wireless hurdle AND the Linux hurdle at the same time. I have provided some information below.
- Setup is based on Lucid netbook remix install with a Maverick kernel update due to lack of driver support for wireless NIC - I can confirm wireless does work properly for connection purposes - I followed [URL] and kind of followed [URL however I couldn't even tell how to run Network Manager, even though Synaptic tells me it is installed - When I ran into problems trying to install ipmasq I found [URL] and followed what the response told me to which allowed me to restart the dnsmasq and the dhcp3-server at least - I have restarted the entire netbook several times throughout the process.
I am looking for information on how to set up my laptop (running ubuntu 10.04) as a wireless access point for other wireless computers, through a mobile broadband usb device. My reason for wanting to do this: i have a mobile broadband verizon usb device for connecting to the internet when a regular wifi connection is not available. however, my wife does not, and it would be nice if she could use her wifi to connect to my laptop wifi and subsequently share my mobile broadband connection. Independently, I have no problems with wireless connectivity using wifi or mobile broadband, I am simply unable to figure out how to configure the two to work together in such a way as to create a wireless access point via my laptop.
I am trying to establish an adhoc connection in my ubuntu 10.10 and share my cable internet throughout this connection with my Android phone. I have read some guides but I couldn't be successful. (I have another windows mobile, and it couldn't connect too). I have installed Firestarter in order to enable internet sharing. My main Problem is that, no one can obtain IP adress from the adhoc connection, whether Firestarter is active or not. What should I do in order to make the other devices gain IP address from this connection. If I have to set static IP what should I do exactly?
I had previously been sharing my ethernet connection over wireless using Hostapd & dnsmasq on my headless server as this tutorial shows: here which had been working fine. I now wish to share my USB mobile broadband over the wireless. I using a ZTE MF112. I was able to get the connection working using the application wvdial. - Firstly I had to create a hard link between /dev/gsmodem & /dev/modem - wvdial then made a new connection ppp0 which would work for internet access.
Changing the interfaces to have the br0 port like so: Code: iface br0 inet static address 192.168.1.1 network 192.168.1.0 netmask 255.255.255.0 broadcast 192.168.1.255 bridge-ports eth1 ppp0 wlan0 Flushing the IPTables & then adding:
Code: iptables -A FORWARD -i br0 -s 192.168.1.0/255.255.255.0 -j ACCEPT iptables -A FORWARD -i ppp0 -d 192.168.1.0/255.255.255.0 -j ACCEPT iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -o ppp0 -j MASQUERADE
Doing so works fine, but I'm not entirely sure how to make this all automated. I could try making a script to launch, but I don't have a huge amount of experience writing scripts. Is wvdial the best application to use? Keeping in mind I'm using a headless server. I use Squeezebox server & the scrobbling didn't seem to be able to connect to last.fm. Do I need to specify which connection Squeezebox uses?