zencafe - server to client pc, all working except client pc getting internt access
Hope this might be of interest for anybody setting up a small internet cafe network.
My problem is a network one , concerning zencafe (slackware type distro) and getting internet connection for the client computer, eigthy percent of the system works its this last bit thats giving me jip.
My set up is two computers a “server” with two etthernet cards . Eth0 ( is part of mainboard) on the server pc has a static IP of 192.168.1.250 and connects to a router of IP address 192.168.1.1
This card has an Wicd icon on the kicker pannel , netmask is 255.255.255.255 and have set gateway to 192.168.1.1
This card connects to the internet fine
Then on the server pc I have eth1 card in a pci slot. I have set IP address to 192.168.2.1
I have also set gateway to 192.168.1.1
There is no icon on the panel for this card but got it working editing /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf
This card is attached to a switch and through the switch connects to a client pc having a static Eth0 IP of 192.168.2.249
Now from the server pc I can see the private connection of server 192.168.2.1 via switch to client
of 192.168.2.249 works – I can see the client icon and host name on cafe con leche GUI on the server.
I can also control the client from the server pc using cafe con leche. I.e it does a basic up and switch off mode.
My only problem is the client pc can not connect to the internet. Have tried every permutation of gateway address for client pc.I just can not get it to connect to internet.
Can somebody have a look at my basic settings and just give me a simple pointer please
Last edited by captain_sensible; 06-06-2010 at 09:16 AM.
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