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hello im new to the fourums ive just gotten a poweredge 2550 server and ive put linux on it and im trying to get internet on it my plan is to take my wi-fi enabled laptop and hook it up to the main computer and im wondering how would i go about this?
oh and its knoppix 4.0
Not enough information provided.
Is knoppix installed on the server or the laptop?
How is the network configured and explain details on hardware. Do you have a wireless router etc.?
What do you mean by hook it up to the main computer?
knoppixs is on the main computer
ethernet card on server wi-fi on laptop
with phone cable
Lets start over. Please provide some detailed information.
You have Knoppix on the server, what operatiing system is installed on the laptop?

I am not sure exactly what you are trying to accomplish. Is the laptop connected to the internet and you want to connect the server via the laptop?

You will need a ethernet crossover cable connected between the computers if you do not want to use a hub or a switch.
Hopefully the ethernet is automatically detected but until I know the details of the laptop I do not want to aimlessly include information that would be
unrelated to your needs.
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