Velocity Reviews - Computer Hardware Reviews

Velocity Reviews > Newsgroups > Computing > Computer Support > Strange Linspire Linux and Windows network problem!

Thread Tools

Strange Linspire Linux and Windows network problem!

John Jay Smith
Posts: n/a

Strange things are going on... computers can browse linux shared files,
through the local network ONLY when connected to the internet..
when the internet connection is closed.. it takes several minuites to
see inside the shared folder of the linux machine!


I have set up a linspire box (LINUX) in a network with 5 other computers
that have windows xp and win98... This network has stiatic addresses,
XP main machine and the rest 192.168.0.x

This XP machines is working as an internet connection share machine,
sharing is internet connection to the others.

On the Linux machine I have entered this info in the network configuration

IP static

Gateway and DNS servers

Now when I was trying to browse the files from the XP machines to the linux
machine, it took ages.
For some other reason someone opened the internet connection and then
to my amasement the folders could be browsed FAST!

Is it the extra gateway and dns server settings I gave Linspire
the problem?
I would test this on that network, but its not my network and I will have
access to it in a few days.. I cannot reproduce this problem on my small 2
computer network at home.
I will have to know why this is happening!

I want the linspire box to work on the lan only.. no need for it to browse
the internet.

Has anybody seen this before????

Thanks in advance!

Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Consumer-Friendly Linux Distro Found in Linspire Five-O Au79 Computer Support 3 07-25-2006 07:43 PM
Linspire Launches Free Version of Desktop Linux Au79 Computer Support 5 04-29-2006 11:48 AM
Linspire to offer free Linux distribution Au79 Computer Support 0 04-28-2006 06:00 AM
Linspire Gives Away Free Linux Imhotep Computer Security 12 09-08-2005 06:29 PM
Linspire Five-O Desktop Linux Review at XYZ Computing Silverstrand Front Page News 0 07-29-2005 05:39 PM