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Old 06-24-2004, 02:18 AM   #1
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Internet Connection Sharing In SUSE 9.1 Personal with SIngle NIC

I am extremely Sorry if i am posting this again, But i searched everywhere for its solution but could'nt find it anywhere...
Heres a bit configration about mine computer and how does it connect to the internet.
I had just installed SUSE 9.1 The internet over mine machine works great. I Get net Connection Through LAN ie. I have a static IP address The ISP gives me a RJ45 Connection which i put directly to mine Hub. From Hub there are 2 Machine Connected 1st one is Mine and other one is Windows Xp. First i had wingate installed in machine (WINXP) it was working fine but now i need to share mine internet connection through SUSE. I have still winxp Installed but i want to make suse as mine default OS (Great Happy with its performance). Mine machine details are as below:
Mine Machine.
OS: Windows XP and SUSE 9.1 Personal.
Internet: IP address:, Gateway:
Second Machine:
OS Windows XP
IP Address:, Gateway

I don't know if this question has been asked before but i would really apriciate if any one could get me a solution. I am completly a newbie which has just started to runn Linux. I dont want to quit linux because of the something which i Cant do.
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Old 06-24-2004, 04:58 AM   #2
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Hello Is there any solution for this ??
Old 06-24-2004, 05:12 AM   #3
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If your running a network with a default gateway theres no need to share the network connection through the pc what ever os your running. Just set all of your computers default gateways to the same ip address.

Although its not entirely clear from your description, i'm guessing that is your gateway address, simply set the gateway address of your second machine to and it should work.
Old 06-24-2004, 06:09 AM   #4
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Not it wont work as The mine isp has a home page which i have to login to get access to Internet. Isp tracks its users from Its MAC address. So i change gateway of mine other machine to The login page of mine isp will open even if i enter other webaddress. So i use to login from mine machine and than set another machine to use internet from Machine. In simple words i want to share internet whoes cable directly goes to hub ratter than in mine pc.
Old 06-24-2004, 11:25 AM   #5
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Wingate is a proxy server - therefore use the linux equivalent which is squid. Depending on your distro squid will usually be shipped with it so all you will need is to install it, read the docs and then set it up.Once up and running all you do is change your windows machine browser to use a proxy. eg if your linux machine IP address is then the default squid proxy address will be

Just noticed that you've got SuSE 9.1 - squid is in the distro and also webmin so it's just a case of getting busy with YaST. Read the docs first and if stuck come back. The only potential issue is in what squid will proxy - it initially was only http but may have some other stuff now - you need to check what you need in terms of internet access and make sure that squid will do it all.

If this won't do what you want then probably the simplest solution to sharing DSL is to buy a DSL router. This has one port for your DSL modem and 4 ports (or whatever) for your LAN. When you set it up with the one machine it clones your PC's MAC address and saves it and from then on your ISP thinks only that machine is connecting. Once that's up and running you can then connect other machines to the other ports.

Good luck

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