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I have a WinXP Professional box connected to the internet through a LAN. I installed a second ethernet card on it, through which I connected my Mandrake 8.1 box, hoping to connect it to the internet. I know I can get it working once I get my linux box to be able to ping the windows box, but I don't know where to start. Any suggestions? Thanks.
Doing internet connection sharing with XP is really easy. Go into your network setting right click on network you connect to the internet with and go to properties select the advance tab and check the connection sharing checkbox.
If you are going from machine to machine with your Cat5, you need to use a crossover cable. Mandrake & Linux need to use DHCP. You need to right click on my network places and select properties. Right click on the NIC that has your internet connection and select properties. The click the "advanced" tab & enable internet connection sharing. Your second NIC will automatically be assigned to 192.168.0.1. The second NIC will need a crossover cable to the Linux box.
Originally posted by kleinella Alright...this is what I have currently:
Computer 1: Linux Mandrake 8.1
-Set to DHCP
-Realtek RTL 8029 set to use module ne2k-pci
-Connected by crossover cable to Computer 2
Computer 2: Windows XP
-Working internet on first ethernet card, shared connection
-Second card connected by crossover cable to Computer 1
-Second card has IP 192.168.0.1
I can ping 192.168.0.1, but I can't ping anything else from my Linux Box. My windows computer can't "see" my linux box either. Anyone know what's missing in this equation?
First off unless you have samba setup on the linux box you will not be able to see it on the windows machine under my network places. Another user suggested running ifconfig on the linux machine and find out what IP XP is assigning.
What would really help is if you ran ipconfig in windows XP and let me know the output as well as running ifconfig in linux and letting me know the output.