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Old 01-08-2006, 07:53 AM   #1
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Internet connection sharing problem!!!

I've been trying to set op an internet connection sharing on my FC4 PC, the problem is I have read a lot on these subject and I got no where my ICS doesn't work. I have 2 PC's one with FC4 (where I have the internet connection) and a WinXP PC (witch I want to connect to the internet through the ICS). I have a cable internet connection and on the FC4 PC a have 2 network cards. I installed Firestarter firewall, (enabled the ICS) and installed dhcp,
i setup my network cards like this: eth1 (where I have the internet connection) dhcp automatic configuration, eth0: IP Subnet Mask:
When i start the firewall I get this error:
"Failed to start firewall. An unknown error occurred. Please check network device settings and makesure your Internet connection is active"

If i disable the dhcp and manually configure the network settings on the WinXP PC, i can ping boath computers but the WinXP PC does not connect to the internet.
I've tried everything, even reinstalling Fedora, and it still dowsn't work, i'm not verry god with linux so if you can help me please do so.

Thanks for your time!
Old 01-08-2006, 11:49 AM   #2
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what is ics?

it seems the simplist way is to have a router handle your distribution of the net.

if you don't have a router, you can set up your fed box as one.

i would always use eth0 (dhcp of course) for your cable connection.

eth1 in fed can be either dhcp or not (but it is just easier to have dhcp since it usually gives the same ip # unless you start changing stuff).

on win i'd have dhcp also (to your fed box so it picks up an ip #).

good luck.


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