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Red Hat engineer Dan Williams demonstrates the shared networking capabilities of Fedora 10.
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21 responses to “Video: Fedora 10 Connection Sharing”
It’s too bad these instructions are useless in WAY too many situations.
Biggest flaw: no built-in support for sharing across Ethernet instead of WiFi. Many of our WiFi cards don’t support promiscuous mode as you’d have to know (for anybody else, it means they can’t be used to share a connection), and the machine we’re sharing our connection with may be a desktop with Ethernet only, so leaving WiFi sharing as the only option is ridiculous.
Second problem and it’s more along the “nuisance” lines is that there’s no easy way to disconnect from a WiFi network with one click. If I start the machine up and it sees a WiFi network that it’s connected to in the past it will grab it and use that instead of the cellmodem connection. I have to go into the details for that SSID and turn off auto-connect first thing. In a very crowded area I might have to do that a few times. One-click disconnect is a killer feature of Wicd…
I have to say great work! if you have to configure a card you have just entered the “Twilight Zone” we are light years from where a user would have to spend time pulling all the drivers together just to add a adapter. So again I say great job!
Though I don’t have another computer to test this with it seems that to share over ethernet you right click the network-manager icon, go to the “wired” tab at the top, click add, then in the new window that comes up go to the “ipv4 settings” tab and choose “Shared to other computers” from the “Method” dropdown menu.
[…] UPDATE: Forgot to mention — we got a deal with the hotel, which was already giving us an incredibly low group rate, to provide one free wifi account per paid room. Add that to Fedora 10’s NetworkManager connection sharing, and hopefully you get happier Fedora campers. […]
This is fantastic! Now I can set up temporary networks for my NDS instead of changing the password settings on my router every time I want to connect. Nice to see some technology from the OLPC is coming through.
Der Network Manager in Fedora 10 wird eine nette Neuerung mitbringen: Connection Sharing. Mit wenigen Klicks lässt sich damit der eigene Rechner in einen WLAN-Access Point verwandeln (passender Chipsatz vorausgesetzt). So kann man eine bestehende Net…
I’ve been using Linux for the last 5 – 6 years on my Notebooks. I’ve just bought a new Seagate 320 Gb HDD to replace my existing 160 Gb HDD which runs openSuSE 10.0 on my H-P Notebook. And I’ll be trying out a lot of Linux distros in the very near future.
I’ve been using PCMCIA cards or USB devices to go WiFi forever. Will Fedora 10 offer a solution to my chipset:
[…] Die Benutzung und Verwaltung von Druckern wurde überarbeitet und soll einfacher zu handhaben sein. Des Weiteren wurde die Unterstützung von Webcams stark verbessert, da einige neue Treiber für verschiedene Modelle ihren Weg in den Linuxkernel gefunden haben und die Video4Linux-Unterstützung der entsprechenden Anwendungen optimiert wurde. Außerdem ist es jetzt möglich, einen Rechner mit Zugang zu einem Netzwerk und WLAN unter Fedora in den adhoc-Modus zu schalten (Video), sodass dieser als Access Point anderen Rechnern ein gemeinsames Funknetzwerk anbieten kann. […]
[…] There are also numerous new applications that are, for now, only available on Fedora. The first of my favorites is connection sharing. With this, you can turn your laptop into a router/Wi-Fi access point. You can still use your notebook the same as ever, but at the same time share your broadband connection with others. This is a handy when there aren’t enough Ethernet connections to go around and no other Wi-Fi. […]
the video was good but Fedora still has not got drivers for my Brod com WIFI card. The Fedora web site could have better listing on what new packages are in the next generations and a better list of hardware.