? on "Simple Home File Server" how-to

Discussion in 'HOWTO-Related Questions' started by anewguy, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. anewguy

    anewguy New Member

    I been trying to follow the "Simple Home File Server" how-to so I can use an old machine as a file server for both my Windows and Linux boxes. I get stuck at the point where it wants me to connect to the internet - I don't have a hard-wired connection - it's wireless. The wireless adaptor worked fine with the same machine using Ubuntu desktop edition, but I cleared that all off to make it into a simple file server.

    Any ideas on how to get wireless working as your only network connection for Ubuntu server for using with the how-to?

    Thanks in advance! :)

  2. anewguy

    anewguy New Member

    Got help on the Ubuntu forums for the syntax of the /etc/network/interfaces file. Now wireless works fine. So, I have a Ubuntu server whose only connection to the network is wireless, and a Windows XP Pro box hard wired to the back of the wireless router. Can see and work with shares now.

    Will be adding a Ubuntu desktop soon as it arrives this week.


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