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Old 03-07-2004, 02:32 PM   #1
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Question Newbie setting up mandrake 9.2 as a gateway

I am new to linux and trying to learn how to set it up as a gateway. I have 2 nic's in it and they are both identified. I can use either one to get on to the internet. But when I try to hook up a win xp machine to it so they can use the same internet connection am unsure of how to do this.

My mandrake machine shows that both cards are working correctly and I know the win machine hooks to the internet but I don't know how to make them see each other. I have been looking through the help files on the mandrake distribution but I find nothing there that points me in to the right direction.

I do have the mandrake machine setup as a dhcp and I believe I have all the settings right just don't know what steps to take so the win machine can see it.

if someone could give me a hint on where to find the information or on what steps I could take that would be appreciated.

Old 03-07-2004, 07:00 PM   #2
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If i properly understand your plight, then a search for help in internet connection sharing or IP masquerading may be of some help.
Old 03-08-2004, 04:06 PM   #3
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There is a wizard to set up your gateway sharing in the Mandrake Control Center. I don't know if your connection to the XP is to a hub, or a cross over cable. However, the NIC you are using to connect to the XP may need a static address, so that this address can be supplied as the gateway IP for the XP.
Old 03-08-2004, 08:01 PM   #4
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thanks I appreciate the help guys..
Old 03-09-2004, 08:34 AM   #5
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I hope ypu are through. You can share your Internet running on the Linux machine with a single NIC also, but if I am not wrong, you have to give it a Static IP address. And this Static IP address you have to feed on the Gateway Tab in WinXP.

Good Luck!

*If someone knows to make a machine a "Gateway" where its IP is configured as DHCP, plese throw some light.

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