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how to connect to internet in machines over LAN through a machine running fedora 21

asked 2015-01-11 11:00:41 -0500

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I have several machines running windows and linux connected over a LAN. I want to access internet in these devices through a particular machine running fedora 21 which is also connect over the same LAN. I don't want to use hotspot. I want to use the wired connection. How can I do this. In other words how do I share my internet connection in my machine running fedora 21 with other machines over LAN.

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In other words, you want your Fedora machine to act as a router and firewall for your LAN. And, depending on your needs, you may want it to act as a proxy too. Will this machine be used as a server or workstation as well?

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2015-01-11 13:31:33 -0500 )edit

You need two LAN cards in your Fedora box. Do you have them?

SantoshHoropter gravatar imageSantoshHoropter ( 2015-01-11 16:02:32 -0500 )edit

this machine will be used as a workstation as well

mpduty gravatar imagempduty ( 2015-01-18 02:32:53 -0500 )edit

I don't have two LAN cards. I just want to make my fedora machine the gateway and use its internet connection in other machines. I am connecting all these machines through a switch.

mpduty gravatar imagempduty ( 2015-01-18 02:37:42 -0500 )edit

I can easily do it by making the fedora machine a hotspot. I can access the internet in other devices over wifi. But I want to access the internet over wired network. How can I do that. The same effect as I have by making my machine a hotspot, I want to achieve through wired network.

mpduty gravatar imagempduty ( 2015-01-18 02:38:27 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-01-11 15:46:42 -0500

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I don't think this is my question. I want to use the internet connection of my fedora machine in other machines over the LAN through wired network. In other words I want to 'share' my internet connection.

mpduty gravatar imagempduty ( 2015-01-18 02:35:33 -0500 )edit

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