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Re: [Serial] PPP/SLIP/.../ network?
Sylvain Briole wrote:
> I am currently using the latest Cygwin DLL release version (1.3.22-1) on a
> Windows 2000 computer. I am quite new to the Cygwin world.
> This computer is connected to the "external" world through its network card.
> I have also a laptop without any network card, but a free serial port.
> I would like to allow the laptop to reach this "external" world through the
> Windows 2000 computer.
> The laptop is running Linux.
> I have a null-modem cable to connect the two computers.
Heh. I had a similar situation a while ago. I must confess I didn't even
think of trying Cygwin <shame> Anyway, I asked in the
comp.sys.ibm.pc.networking newsgroup and they suggested one or two parallel
port network adapters which were known to work under Linux. The thread is
called "Networking an old laptop" and I think you should find it on
http://groups.google.com even if my messages are missing. There's quite a
few kicking about on the various Ebay sites, you just need to make sure you
get one that is known to work with Linux. There were a couple of other ideas
other than the adapter idea as well, maybe you would prefer one of those.
Hope that helps some, though I must confess I would like to know if there is
a Cygwin solution.
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