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Old 05-02-2006, 12:00 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Internet connection sharing with windows..

hi there,
I m using UBUNTU for 64 bit pc with a PC having WINDOWS is connected to me(no hub no switch just PC to PC connection) and i dont know how to share internet connection which is on my PC with a dialup connection. So can any one tell me how to give or share connection with that PC on my network. Ya plz tell me the commands also b'coz i m bit new in this linux.
Old 05-02-2006, 12:32 PM   #2
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I believe you'll have to do the following:

1) Enable Windows ICS -- Start --> Control Panel --> Network Connections, right click on Dial-up Connection and select "Properties". Then go to the Advanced Tab and check the box that says "Allow other network users to connect through this computer's internet connection", select your ethernet connection from the drop down box, Do NOT check the second box because some computer might poll for the network time or whatever and automatically dial every 5 minutes, or might dialup when you don't expect it.

2) In Ubuntu, there should be a control panel or system configuration menu (I think it's something like System --> Administration --> Networking). Go into it and assign your Ubuntu box a static IP of and a gateway of (it's possible that DHCP will work and automatically assign you an address, but I'm skeptical of the windows DHCP server).

3) Whenever you want to go onto the internet, you'll have to go to your Windows Machine and then dialup. Then go back to your Ubuntu machine and you should have access to the network.

Oh yeah, just to check, you are using a "Crossover Cable" instead of a standard network cable, right? Crossover cables are required to direct connect two computers (switches and hubs will usually do the crossing for you).
Old 04-19-2007, 12:04 PM   #3
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Also, make sure the IP of the Windows ethernet is . ICS does not work unless the IP address is this. There is no way around as far as I know.

If either or both computer(s) has a gigabit ethernet adapter, a cross-over cable is not required. As standard network cable will function properly.
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I have a question:
what is "vice-versa" solution? if my linux comp has internet and i want to share it with other computer?
Old 04-22-2007, 07:57 PM   #5
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I'm currently working on that solution. I have yet to find a tutorial for that. Here in about another week, I believe that I may have your answer (as well as mine).

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