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How to use your Ubuntu as gateway

May 09, 2011, 13:02 (0 Talkback[s])

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"During my tests i installed a Debian 6 Squeeze on an Old laptop with an integrated ethernet card and a PCMCIA wireless card. Problem, after the install all works perfectly but the wireless, and installing new packages without a net is not so comfortable.

"You have to search on the net for the name of the packages you need, download them and ALL their dependency put them on a USB stick and then hope that this work and resolve your problem. Naturally the first try (new kernel module for the wireless card, a rt61 + his firmware) did not solve the problem.

"So I decided to use my laptop with Xubuntu as gateway, the Xubuntu has a working wireless card and a free ethernet slot. So what I did is put a crossover-cable between them and configure the Xubuntu as a gateway, all worked fine and now the other laptop is updating the system.

"This is how i did it in details."

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