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Old 07-09-2004, 08:26 PM   #1
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xp-box to share internet connection with linux-box


I have read through a number of L.Q posts so I am fairly sure that what I want to do is possible but I would like some confirmation.

I have 2 computers.

Computer1 is a new one with xp and connects to the internet with an external modem.

Computer 2 is an old one (133mhz) with debian linux on it.

I wish to set up the xp machine as a server and share its internet connection with the old linux one.

From what I can gather (from reading L.Q posts) I should be able to
just get an ethernet card for each computer and hook them together
with a cross-over cable. Then enable internet-sharing on the xp computer.

Is this correct?

Any thoughts, as always, would be much obliged. : )

thanks.
 
Old 07-09-2004, 10:53 PM   #2
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I forgot to mention I am running zone alarm
firewall on the xp machine. I dont know if this
is an issue.
 
Old 07-10-2004, 04:39 PM   #3
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I'll just keep replying to this until someone else does.
 
Old 07-10-2004, 10:59 PM   #4
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I'll just keep posting replies to this untill someone responds
 
Old 07-10-2004, 11:54 PM   #5
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By far the easiest thing to do would be to buy a router, if you have a bit of spare cash lying around.
 
Old 07-11-2004, 12:09 AM   #6
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Yes, that is what you do; however, ZoneAlarm could be an issue. You could just use XP's built in firewall and cust ZoneAlarm out of the picture (that's what I'd recommend) or yuo can ensure that ZoneAlarm is only watching the Modem conneciton and not your LAN (see ZoneAlarm documentaion for how to do that).

You will also either need to set your Debian box to get its IP address via DHCP, or assing it a static address as follows:

IP address: 192.168.1.2
Netmask: 255.255.255.0
Default GW: 192.168.1.1

DNS: 192.168.1.1


That should get you out to the internet.

One additional thing, you should not go in and post replies to your own thread to bump it to the top. You should edit your post and then it will automatically get bumped. I almost did not read this thread since it already had replies. I almost assumed you had someone already helping you.

Cheers,

MrKnisely

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Old 09-28-2006, 09:08 AM   #7
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I have the same problem

Hi people,

I want to do the same, and i have the the same problem.

Machine #1 = Windows XP. Dial Up Connection. Ethernet Card connected to my switch.

Machine #2 = Ubuntu Linux. No conextion. Ethernet Card connected to my switch.

Ip #1 = 10.0.0.10
Mask #1 = 255.255.255.0

Ip #2 = 10.0.0.100
Mask #2 = 255.255.255.0

If the dial-up is disable on my Windows Xp i do on linux: smb://10.0.0.10 and i can see my shared files on my XP machine. But, if i connect to the internet using the dialup, the ethernet of the machine #1 seem to goes away. if i do smb://10.0.0.10 from linux, NOTHING.

Is there something i am missing ?

Help!!

Edit #1
Forgot that i have never seen the internet connection from the linux box. :/

Last edited by javb; 09-28-2006 at 09:16 AM.
 
Old 09-28-2006, 11:05 PM   #8
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Uninstall Zone Alarm.


I used to love the ZA, but i have seen it mess with ALOT of otherwise working setups. If you are willing to pay for a ZA liscence, instead invest in a hardware router. Trust me, its worth the 40 bux at walmart, or 20 bux at a local shop with a used one laying around.

ZA in theory should work great, but it tends to block local traffic even when you tell it not to, somtimes intermittently.
 
  


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