Originally Posted by dvdljns
Internet connection sharing is turned off. I know how to do that. Also note that the xp machine can not be used long term for this. It is not my machine and I normally do not have access to it. I tried bridging on it to see if that would solve my problem but if xp will not bridge win2k will not either.
Are you talking about ap mode mine does that in win2k but not in linux or xp.
It will not do ics. if it would I would have this problem.
Can not reboot using bridge 2.0. There is a cmd line work around for that but do not want to use untill I am sure bridging will work.
Another suggestion was offered me. Do you know if you can assign a dummy interface to windows. I know they do it all the time in linux but never heard of it in windows. can I get windows to assign an ip to a dummy?
You don't need to use Bridge 2.0 with Windows XP since Windows XP supports bridging. In Windows XP hold Ctrl and click on the two (or more) connections to bridge. Release Ctrl and then right click on any of the selected interfaces. Click the pop-up menu option to create a network bridge.
In Windows 2000 you should be able to use Bridge 2.0 with Internet Connection Sharing. Enable ICS on the un-bridged connection going to the Internet. When you enable ICS there should be a list box to select the connection allowed to share just below the check box. You can select any connection in the bridge and they will all be able to share the Internet.
You can add the Microsoft Loopback Adapter driver and have a dummy network interface. To do that double-click on "Add/Remove Hardware" in the Control Panel. After Windows attempts to detect new hardware, select "Add a new device" in the list. Click "Next". Choose "No, I want to select the hardware from a list". Click "Next". Select "Network adapters" in the list. Click "Next". Select "Microsoft" in the list of manufacturers on the left. In the right hand list of network adapters choose "Microsoft Loopback Adapter". It may be the only one in the list. Click "Next". It should show that it is adding the "Microsoft Loopback Adapter". Click "Next" to add the adapter. Click "Finish". Open the Windows Device Manager. Find the "Microsoft Loopback Adapter" under Network Adapters. Right click on "Microsoft Loopback Adapter". Click "Properties". Click the "Advanced" tab. Click "Network Address". Enter a MAC address that is not assigned to any other network interface on your network.
You will see another "Local Area Connection" in the connections folder and it should show the associated adapter in the properties as "Microsoft Loopback Adapter". Assign protocls and the IP address as with a normal network adapter.
You can uninstall the Microsoft Loopback Adapter in the Windows Device Manager if you later don't want it. Right click the Microsoft Loopback Adapter in Device Manager and then click "Uninstall".