I'm helping a friend to set up a media server for his new house. I've installed Debian 7.2.0 and I'm trying to get the network up and running.
The physical set-up is like this:
Other wireless devices ^ | Server: Internet <---> Wireless Router <---------> eth0 (built-in motherboard) UTP eth1 (extra card) <-----> PC conn. to TV UTP
I would like the server to have a static IP address so it can easily be found. Furthermore, the server should share it's internet connection to the PC connected to the TV (running Windows 8).
I got it working yesterday using one of the built-in GUI configuration tools. However it stopped working today (possibly due to a restart or plugging in/out the cables) after moving the server to the attic.
I've read and tried a lot of tutorials, but get stuck because I do not understand them or because they are meant for different distributions.
What steps should I take to:
- Reset or get rid of any settings I made in the GUI/iptables/etc.?
- Give the server a static IP?
- And make it share it's internet connection to the PC on eth1?
- Make it all permanent?