How to set up a VPN on Karmic to XP
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Thu Feb 4 11:43:53 UTC 2010
you have put your finger squarely on my situation. So how do I go about
sharing files and printers on this existing network?
Thanks for taking the trouble to guide us.
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On Thu, 2010-02-04 at 00:36 -0800, Patton Echols wrote:
> On 02/03/2010 03:33 AM, Rafiq Hajat wrote:
> > Hi everyone,
> > my offices have a wireless network set up for internet access through a
> > router. I wonder whether it would be possible to use this as a conduit
> > for a network linking various PC's (some running XP and other running
> > Ubuntu)to each other for file sharing and printing.
> > I have never set up a VPN or anything like it before, so simplicity and
> > your patience would be dearly appreciated.
> If all of the computers are network connected through the same router,
> then you may not need a VPN at all.
> The typical small office has all the computers sharing an internet
> connection through a router. They all get their IP addresses from the
> router, usually in the 192,168.xxx.xxx range. (The default setting of
> many of the appliance routers on the market) Is that yours?
> If that is the case, you do not need a VPN -- a Virtual Private
> Network, because the computers sharing the are IN a private network and
> you do not need a Virtual one.
> VPN is used where you want to network the same way as I described above,
> but one or more of the computers in the network access the network over
> insecure public connections -- the internet.
> What it sounds like you are asking is this: You have a shared
> connection to the internet through your router. You want to use that
> connection to also share files and printers. You will want to use Samba
> on the linux boxes and the built in windows networking on the XP boxes.
> Can you describe the problem in more detail? Maybe you can get better
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