Connect 2 Linux Computer Using Wireless Modem

Shawn McCuan smccuan at
Tue Jan 30 07:57:00 UTC 2007

All of the computers should be accessible as long as they are all running
through a common router (i.e. on the same internal network)

You have a setup like this:

                                  |------> Windows Machine
DSL Modem/Router---|------>Linux Machine
                                  |------> Wireless Router -------> Laptop
                                       (might be built in the modem)

If your dsl modem also serves as a router, you should be able to share
files/printers between all the computers because each of the them are
sharing a central router on the "same" internal network.

However, if your modem does *not* serve as a router, I don’t think you'll be
able to make a connection without purchasing a router and setting up the
network like:

                                |---------> Linux Machine
DSL Modem ----> Router ---> Windows Machine
                             Wireless Router -----> Laptop

My network is set up like the second illustration, except I have 5 computers
connected. 4 of them are hardwired (cat5) and one is wireless.

Shawn McCuan
smccuan at
Cell: (989) 619-2987
-----Original Message-----
From: ubuntu-users-bounces at
[mailto:ubuntu-users-bounces at] On Behalf Of Bjørn Ingmar
Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2007 2:38 AM
To: Ubuntu user technical support,not for general discussions
Subject: Re: Connect 2 Linux Computer Using Wireless Modem

On 30/01/07, OOzy Pal <oozypal at> wrote:
> I have three computers as follows:
> 1. Linux (cable connected to DSL Modem)
> 2. Windows XP (cable connected to DSL Modem)
> 3. Laptop (Wireless Connection to DSL)

One thing seems unclear to me...:
Do the computer share one single DSL modem?
In other words, is your modem also a router with several ports and a
WLAN antenna?
Do you have three separate DSL connections?

Bjørn Ingmar Berg


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