Saturday, September 19, 2009
Routing with an Ubuntu machine
After the router was set up and initially plugged in, both ubuntu computers attempted to Automatically configure the network settings.
Unfortunately they both failed after a bit.
This whole time the Safaricom Cellular modem was attached, and connected. The computer connected to the interent this way could connect to google, but the other computer couldn't.
First Go into the network settings (System > Preferences > Network Connections OR right click on the Network connection icon in your system tray), unlock, and edit the "Auto Eth0" connection.
On the last tab, IPv4 Settings, choose "Shared to other computers"
When I did this on both computers (on just the eth0 connection), I could connect to the internet on both computers even though only one was directly connected to the Safaricom Modem.