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Setting up more PCs on a Network

Last response: in Networking
February 16, 2009 3:19:06 AM

As the subject says, I'm setting up a few more machines to not only access the internet, but to 'see' each other for file access. So here is what my network looks like right now:

Ubuntu Machine --> Netgear RP614v2 --> Linksys WRT350N --> Modem
Vista Machine

Hopefully the formatting there makes sense! :lol:  The Vista machine is connected to the Linksys router.

Anyway, from my Vista machine, I can see the Linksys router and that is all, unless I go into the router setup, where I can see the Netgear router on the IP table. And from the Ubuntu machine, I'm not sure what I can see since I'm still learning what is where in the KDE GUI, but I am able to access the internet through the above mess.

Any ideas where I should start first?


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February 16, 2009 7:05:14 AM

When you stack the two routers, Netgear WAN port to LinkSys LAN port, you've effectively hidden everything connected to Netgear as Netgear NAT'ed out all packets going out of its WAN port. That's why your Vista PC cannot see Ubuntu machine. But Vista should be able to see your Netgear router.

Your Ubuntu machine should be able to see Vista if you use Vista's IP address directly. On Ubuntu, 'netstat -r' will show you its routing table.