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Video: Fedora 10 Connection Sharing


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Video by Colby Hoke.

Red Hat engineer Dan Williams demonstrates the shared networking capabilities of Fedora 10.

21 responses to “Video: Fedora 10 Connection Sharing”

  1. Scott Williams says:

    I’m very excited to see progress on this. Clint and I had a bear of a time trying to get this to work at the hotel we stayed at during OLF.

  2. Kaushal Patel says:


    It’s wondorful. I am waiting for it to be general available.


  3. Milos says:

    This is really great, what can you do with network manager. Would be nice, if there was support of 801.X, as well

  4. suvi says:

    abslutly cool. Really easy to handle.
    great work!

  5. Marland V. Pittman says:

    Will this update to NetworkManager end up getting backported to Fedora 9 or 8?

  6. Jim March says:

    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…

  7. michael says:

    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!

  8. Jordan_U says:


    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.

  9. The Grand Fallacy » FUDCon hotel info. says:

    […] 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. […]

  10. Scott says:

    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.

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  13. JJMacey says:

    Hi All!

    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:

    Broadcom Corporation BCM4328 802.11a/b/g/n (rev 03)

    I’d like to get rid of the USB WiFi device that I now have.


    Phoenix, Arizona

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  16. kashyap says:

    Terrific stuff. I was just about to buy a wireless router for sharing internet…”network sharing” saved my bucks right away…..phenomenally cool.

    — kashyap

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  18. Fred Stenner says:

    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.

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