View Full Version : [ubuntu] Setting up a wireless home network

November 24th, 2008, 04:15 PM
I know this should be easy and I'm sure it must be well documented, but I can't find any guidance on setting up a simple wireless home network.

All the articles I've seen seem to be about joining an existing network.

My main computer is my Linux desktop box (Ubuntu 8.10), which has an ethernet connection to my ADSL modem/wireless router and to which I have a USB hard drive, a printer and a scanner connected.

I also have a Dell laptop running Windows Vista which connects to the Internet via the wireless router. I want it to have access to the scanner and printer (the printer is the priority, the scanner would be a bonus) and to be able to share files between the two computers.

I'd be grateful if someone can point me in the right direction.


November 24th, 2008, 05:30 PM
for this you need samba..
1) to share files http://prash-babu.blogspot.com/2008/05/how-to-setup-samba-in-linux.html
2) to share printer http://prash-babu.blogspot.com/2008/05/how-to-setup-network-printer-or-share.html

November 26th, 2008, 02:07 AM
I did a blog post about setting up a home network. It's not absolutely necessary to set up static IPs, but I think it makes things easier in the long run.

Setting up a home network with Ubuntu (http://linugadgetech.blogspot.com/2008/10/how-to-setup-home-network-with-ubuntu.html)