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Direct Cable w/ Internet Sharing

By Akronchum ·
I am visiting family. I have 2 machines, ones a laptop w/ win 98 SE and other machine is a Compaq with WinME. Is it possible to use Direct Cable Connect and Internet Connection Share the machines at the same time? Using Nics right now is not a factore due to the short time I will be here.
I will be using the parrell port or I can obtain a USB cable for network. Which may be easier??

Thanks

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by William Jay In reply to Direct Cable w/ Internet ...

Yes.
Once the inner adapter,(direct), has a functional ip address and the outer adapter, (to isp), has an ip address, then the two machines on the inners can us the outer.
Use what is at hand, parallel laplink cable is assumed, use the MS defaults for ip address if you want, should be pretty straight forward.
Alternatately, get the winroute pro demo, (thirty days), from tiny software and setup NAT on the isp connection ...
If more info is needed or required, please post a comment.

Thanks for this opportunity to participate in your ongoing siccess.

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by William Jay In reply to Direct Cable w/ Internet ...

With ICS off or uninstalled, using winroute, NAT will be running on the isp connection only. Connect the two machines, connect to the internet, then run WinRoute Engine, open WinRoute administration and check the NAT table. Enable on the isp connectiion only. Disable all other winroute features such as proxy, mail, dhcp, and dns, etc ...
Check with winipcfg to see the details, if needed. Each end of the parallel connection will have a one up/one down ip address, (ie: 192.168.44.11, 192.168.44.12), and netmask the same,(ie: 255.255.255.0). The isp connection info will show dhcp server, lease time, default gateway, etc ... for the internet access.

In the tcpip settings - Set the default gateway for the second machine to the 'inner'net address on the first machine. Set the dns servers too, on the second machine, just to be sure it can resolve for itself without winroute dns forwarding. OR set dns forwarding on and set the dns server address on the second machine to also point to the 'inner-net' ip.

Netmask and ip are set by the isp for the dialup, each time called, and the NAT will take care of it automatically after that.

And yes, rejecting an answer does throw off the stats by averages in the scorekeeper here, but since doing this for five years, with 95+% success rate, rejection in real time is futile.

Thanks, maybe you can have a few hours online before you go ... happy trails.

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by William Jay In reply to Direct Cable w/ Internet ...

Yes.
Once the inner adapter,(direct), has a functional ip address and the outer adapter, (to isp), has an ip address, then the two machines on the inners can us the outer.
Use what is at hand, parallel laplink cable is assumed, use the MS defaults for ip address if you want, should be pretty straight forward.
Alternatately, get the winroute pro demo, (thirty days), from tiny software and setup NAT on the isp connection ...
If more info is needed or required, please post a comment.

Thanks for this opportunity to participate in your ongoing success.

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by Akronchum In reply to Direct Cable w/ Internet ...

New to this rating a msg on reply thing. I don't belive I want to give a rating to the same msg twice.

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by Akronchum In reply to Direct Cable w/ Internet ...

mOre info would be great becuase honestly I don't know enough to setup up NAT. Everything else is connected running and functgional. I got the WinRoute Pro 4.1.25

At home I just used a couple of nics and W2k.
Little more advanced using a direct cable I feel.

Thanks,
Danny

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by mphoffar In reply to Direct Cable w/ Internet ...

Unfortunately, ICS with ME and 98SE don't support any type of NAT connection, like for sending files via mirc or ICQ.

WinRoute is a good product, but I like that other person's idea of just getting a eval or demo copy that is liscenced for 30 days. Easiest one I've used to setup was sygate, pretty much install and go. WinProxy also worked well also, but the setup was a bit confusing at times.

Hope this helps

Mark

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by Akronchum In reply to Direct Cable w/ Internet ...

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by Akronchum In reply to Direct Cable w/ Internet ...

I tried WinRoute already and had them both hooked up Using Direct Cable Connections VIA Parrel Port. I just couldn't get them to reconize the internet on the second machine. Maybe my NAT was incorrectly setup.
I'm not going to be here after saturday. I will remember to bring my USB NIC and just plug my laptop and his computer directly together with a 10base cross over.
Just USE ICS, the biggest problem really is that my only choice on ISPs is AOL or Netzero. Everything else is long distance. Screwey Area Code System out here IN Philly, PA.

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