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Old 09-13-2006, 05:27 AM   #1
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Network configure linux box to wired router to xp to internet thru wireless usb

How do i configure RedHat 9 to connect to the internet through a wired router to an XP box that connects to the net using wireless usb (Belkin)?

I can ping the linux box and the router from xp, and the router from linux but not the xp box.
From what i've seen posted, i may be crazy for trying, but this is the only configuration i have.
Any ideas?
Old 09-13-2006, 01:04 PM   #2
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Do you have a firewall enabled on the XP box? Either the windows firewall or a 3rd party one like ZoneAlarm or something that might be blocking your pings?

If not, check iptables -L on the Red Hat PC to make sure that the firewall rules are empty (it should just have INPUT, OUTPUT, FORWARD listed). If there's rules in there, you can clear them out with iptables -F -Z.

If there aren't any rules there, it's probably the router that's causing your problems. Do you have the XP box connected to the WAN port on the router? If so, try moving it to an ordinary port and see if that fixes the problem.

Once you've got connectivity between them, it's a simple matter of setting the gateway on the RH9 machine to the ip address of the XP box, and enabling ICS on the XP machine.

good luck.


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