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Old 06-02-2005, 02:55 PM   #1
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Question Windows XP as ICS host & Linux as client connection problem !

Hi all,

I've got a Windows XP & Mandrake 9.1 connecting with a cross cable. And wanna setup ICS at Windows for sharing my wireless connection to the Linux PC. Seems my Windows setup has been done. But my Linux PC still can't make connection between both PCs. I belive the cross cable is fine. What else do I have to notice ? How should I setup Linux network config ?

If my ASUS WL-161 USB client got a linux driver, I think I could bypass the ICS solution !

Pls do me a favor ! Thx again !
Old 06-06-2005, 02:30 AM   #2
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Set the default gateway in linux to as I believe that is what XP assigns to the shared connection. XP's firewall may also block traffic, so you'll need to make sure that port 80 is not blocked. Since DHCP isn't running, you'll also have to edit resolv.conf and input the DNS servers of your ISP.
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Thx !

Thx for your comment !
Old 06-08-2005, 05:29 PM   #4
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I have win XP set up to ICS so I can access the net from the linux box.

I assigned the WinXP machine the static IP address in the control panel > network connections > Local area network > TCP/IP > Properties. Obviously, enable ICS on the internet connection.

I assigned the address to the linux machine,
entered the winXP address into the hosts section of the Network configuration dialogue on the linux box,
entered the winXP address ( as the default gateway for the internet connection on the linux machine.

It's important to note that you can't use the Zonealarm firewall on the Windows machine if you want to use ICS. Can each machine ping the other?

I'm not on the linux machine at the moment, but if you have any problems I'll go rooting through the setup - I use FC3 but it shouldn't be that different to Mandrake I'd imagine.


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