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December 4th, 2008, 12:23 AM
Hi all!

so I have a laptop running windows 2000 with a serial port and a desktop computer running ubuntu 8.10 that has a serial port and a connection to the internet, how would I setup a serial network on the between the two? please reply even if you only know how to do the ubuntu side of the network!:p

December 4th, 2008, 01:40 AM
You might be able to get some version of "slip" to work, however, for any kind of internet access, you really should look into connecting via ethernet (like a router/switch on the internet connection and the pc's plug into the switch on the router). Actually, if you want to be technical, ethernet IS serial ):P


December 4th, 2008, 05:33 AM
well the laptop doesn't have Ethernet and I don't want to buy a card or usb thing. I know it has been done before on windows using a program called dcc (i can't remember what it stands for). and yes I know ethernet is serial.