[CS-FSLUG] Networking two Linspire boxes

Jerry Van Brimmer jevb+cslug at tuffmail.com
Tue Jul 25 12:47:41 CDT 2006

Another approach would be to put an extra, el-cheapo, nic card in each box and use a
crossover cable to get the two boxes to see each other. I have not done this myself,
but I have read that it's easy. On second thought, I guess it would only be easy if
the two boxes are close enough together to connect a cable between them. Just a


On Mon, July 24, 2006 20:59, Jim Isbell, W5JAI wrote:
> Up till now I have had one Linux (Linspire) box and one Windows (XP)
> box networked on a router and into one cable modem.  It has worked
> fine except that I have NEVER been able to get the two machines to
> talk to one another.
> I am about to the place where it is time to replace the Windows box as
> it has aged into obsolescence.  I am thinki9ng about another Sub500
> box that is fully loaded with Linspire.
> What I dont know is if I will have any easier time getting the two to
> talk to each other or no.  If NOT than my wife would prefer to stay
> with Uncle Gates.  But if it would be easier to network the two then
> she is willing to take the chance.
> Does anyone have any experience in this area that could advise.
> --
> Jim Isbell
> "If you are not living on the edge, well then,
> you are just taking up too much space."
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