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I use W2K on 2 networked PCs and share the (painfully slow) internet connection on one of them.
I have recently installed Mandrake 9.0 and dual boot on the laptop to aid the transition to GNULinux.
I want to use the internet connection on the W2K machine, but cannot get it to work. I (eventually) changed the IP address and subnet mask to be consistent with the W2K box, but think I might need to edit the gateway to represent the W2K host. I cannot see the gateway details under ifconfig and the Mandrake Control Centre does not seem to play ball.
Is there a text file I can look at/edit if the gateway is the culprit?
Am I on the right track?
Any other thoughts?
W2K is installed on both PCs. One is connected to the internet via a 56k dial-up modem and has Microsoft ICS enabled to act as the sharing host. It has a fixed IP address allocated by Uncle Bill and dishes out an address to the other PC, which is configured to obtain an IP address automatically. The 2 PCs are connected via a Linksys switch that has some other stuff connected also: the kids' PC, another switch serving some Rio music players.
As mentioned, this set-up works fine with both PCs running W2K.
Sorry for the confusion.
The single boot W2K PC is connected to the internet and is configured for Windows ICS. The other PC is the dual boot one that connects to the internet when booted into Windows. When booted into Linux is where I start to struggle. The Mandrake Control Center plays up when I try to configure the network (currently I have to set the IP address using ifconfig and itneeds resetting each time I boot) and it seems to want to connect to the internet using a modem.
The output from ifconfig is the same as before. i.e. eth0 is 192.168.0.2 subnet mask 255.255.255.0.
I think (!) I have now set the default gateway as 192.168.0.1, which is the same as the IP address of the PC acting as the ICS host under Windows.
However, I still this message when keying google.com into Konqueror:
"An error occurred while loading http://google.com:
Unknown host google.com"
I am clearly fumbling a bit, but would relish any further ideas. Indeed, when I change the IP address of the Linux PC (using "ifconfig -v eth0 inet 192.168.0.2") it reverts back to a previously set value on a restart. Grrr. How can I make the change permanent?
Many thanks to all responders
Last edited by mark_booze; 12-17-2003 at 10:17 AM.
Distribution: Slackware, Windows, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X
zone alarm has no provision for ics and full steath mode unless your using the pro version. if it is not the pro version you have to change your internet zone to medium. which will not provide "stealth".
Yes, I read that in the ZoneAlarm forums. However I am using the freebie trial of Pro at the moment. Anyway, I will remove ZoneAlarm from both PCs (no hacking in please!) and test it again. I am currently ploughing through the Linux Tutorial pages in an effort to become a little more informed and sound less hopeless.