So I recently moved, and my new place doesn’t make internet by wire all that accessible…so now I have a big honkin desktop computer with no internet, but I have a little netbook which has wireless.
Hmmmm…my netbook’s main operating system is Archlinux…and Linux is strong in networking…so it should be easy to set it up right?
Right I was!
# give my ethernet an IP address and start it $ ifconfig eth1 192.168.0.1 netmask 255.255.255.0 $ ifconfig eth1 up # enable packet forwarding and reboot (or modify /proc) $ set /etc/sysctl.conf to set net.ipv4.ip_forward=1 # set up iptables $ iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -o eth0 -j MASQUERADE
Done! Now on my desktop I just set it to static IP 192.168.0.2, connected to my gateway 192.168.0.1, and boom, I got internet!
Now I can wait patiently for a wireless adapter to go on sale…