I am trying to set up my Mandriva 2007 computer as a Samba server. The
present networking setup is that ADSL comes to a D_Link router, then goes
via ethernet to my computer and via wireless to my wife's Windows XP
laptop. I am having trouble making the computers see each other.

Should I first re-route ADSL to my computer then connect to my wife's via a
wireless network card? I would prefer not to, since I am then obliged to
have my computer running constantly.


The complete truth is not the prerogative of the human judge.
- Judge Meir Shamgar.