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Every computer in my home runs Ubuntu 12.04 We have a wireless network setup. I want to be able to share files & printer wirelessly over the network. But I am a total idiot when it comes to networking & do not have the slightest clue! Everything I can find on the subject assumes you are using 1 or more windows devices you want to connect toyour Linux machine. They say sambe of course. But I dont want to connect Windows devices. I would like to have every device automaticaly connect and be discoverable on the network by all other devices. Can someone help me do this in laymens terms???? I changed the etc/network/file according to instructions found here: http://tuxtweaks.com/2008/10/how-to-set-up-a-home-network-with-ubuntu-part-1/ Then ran this code :

`sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart`

Here is the result:

`* Running /etc/init.d/networking restart is deprecated because it may not enable again some interfaces

* Reconfiguring network interfaces... RTNETLINK answers: File exists Failed to bring up eth0. [ OK ]
What am I doing wrong?

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I tried to add static IP addreesses to etc/network/interfaces, but it says I dont have permission! I own the computer & am a member of the group roo! What the heck is going on???? –  LinuxPCplus Oct 11 '12 at 0:48
    
Ok, so I got the permissions & changed the file, but got errors. Please see the edit in the main question. –  LinuxPCplus Oct 11 '12 at 1:45
    
I can see my own computer under the browse network area, but not any of the others I set up. –  LinuxPCplus Oct 11 '12 at 1:58
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