Most user-friendly desktop operating systems allow you to set-up Internet sharing from a USB modem to an internal network. Ubuntu (Gnome) currently lacks this feature, so this video will guide the user to configure Firestarter instead. Could involve wireless too, as a bonus.
- Desktop users migrating from Windows who are already quite competent with networking, but just lack experience.
- Desktop users that are experienced in computing, but have little networking knowledge.
- Non yet, but an introduction to networking guide would be useful.
- How to set-up an Internet connection (Cable or ADSL modem/router)
- How to install packages from the universe repository.
- Understand basic networking concepts such as what network interfaces and modems are and how to link Ethernet cables together.
- Difference between hubs, switches and routers.
- Network troubleshooting tools e.g. ping
- Understand manual IP address assignment and subnetting.
- Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Domain Name System (DNS) and Network Address Translation (NAT)
- Check Internet configuration - must already be present and working.
- Configure internal network settings.
- Install and set-up Firestarter.