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I have installed Ubuntu on two of my desktops PC's. I have not installed any addon packages or anything related to network as yet. Please guide my on how to set up a LAN between these two machines.

Is there any GUI program to do this instead of Terminal? I have the ethernet cable connected to a router which in turn is connected to my DSL modem to provide internet access to both my PC's.

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If both are directly connected to the router and can access internet, then they already are in LAN. Maybe you want to share files and folders, right?

If so, its easy: right-click any folder you want to share, go to "Sharing Options", check the "Share this folder" box, choose a share name, and youre basically done.

If Samba support is not already installed by default, Ubuntu will offer you to install it on-the-fly. Just accept it. Oh, by the way: "Samba" is what enables Ubuntu (and other Linux distros) to share folders and files in a LAN, using the same protocol used by Windows. Meaning any folders you share will also be accessible by Windows machines in your LAN (if there is any)

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