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Old 11-29-2007, 08:02 AM   #1
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Puppy /XP Internet connection

I'm trying to use Puppy 3.00, with my XP Pro SP 2 desktop with Intel Celeron 2.8gb and 512mb ram. How do I connect to the Internet ( ISP is BTInternet ) via Speedtouch 330 ADSL? I wonder if it is possible via XP's Internet Connection Sharing, Wizard and pretending Puppy is another computer..
Any help/advice would be appreciated by this small brainer. Thanks in advance
Old 11-29-2007, 08:37 AM   #2
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I am typing this from PCLOS box which is getting the connection from an XP machine which is connected to the net.
You will need to link up your linux box to the xp via a crossover cable and configure an IP address for linux using ifconfig.

Say you want linux to have IP adress of then :

 ifconfig eth0 netmask up
You will also have to configure your linux so DNS and default gateway are

XP - side ( need 2 network cards) :

When you ICS, your machine gets assigned the IP of, however, if your modem has already been assigned this then ICS will not work as you will get an error saying that is already in use. If that is is the case you will have to network bridge the two network cards on you XP machine. When you ICS the modem will get an IP assigned by your ISP and your "network bridge" will get assigned IP of
I wanted to do exactly as you and I posted my query on here. This is the thread.
You will find this more help ( it contains screenshots as well). Many thanks go to Mikasi for helping me out !


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Old 11-29-2007, 11:22 AM   #3
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Thank you, Uncle-C. I am but a dust mote of ignorance in the shadow of your knowledge.
I hope I haven't misled you, but I load the Puppy onto the RAM of my XP machine - there aren't two computers.
I had thought I would be able to get to grips with the little beast easily, despite my lack of knowledge - I am one of those who use the computer as a tool, without knowing too much about the rubber bands and cogs inside.
Old 11-29-2007, 01:25 PM   #4
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Let me see if I understand correctly. You are using the puppy linux 3.0 live cd, right? And booting from it? You should have a connect icon on your desktop. click it (just once) and follow instructions.
Old 11-29-2007, 02:23 PM   #5
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Do you have to run BT software in windows to get connected to the net ? If so you may have trouble getting online from Puppy liveCD. I assume that you do not have a router and your pc is connected to an ADSL modem via an ethernet cable ?

Old 12-05-2007, 06:51 AM   #6
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Patlinquo? How did you get on?

Also - please edit your profile to show your location, and distro. As you see from the BT (= British Telecom) reference in the last post, it can really help target advise properly.


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