Is it possible with a few laptops (with wifi cards) and a working BT Home Hub* (all machines can connect to internet) to get a simple private home lan going?
From one machine I can ping another by IP address (and I see that the Home Hub can give static addresses to the same machine). But how would I - for example - set up a web server locally on one of the machines and then access those web pages from another machine?
Is this possible? Does it need some kind of hardware or DNS tinkering?
I can I simply play with /etc/hosts files? [nothing but linux over here ;-) ]
I'm a web developer by trade you see and my vision is that I have my regular worksation BUT with another laptop being used as a web/database server.
Possible or just a pipe dream?
*Or for non-Brits a "wireless broadband router" ;-)