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By davedenton ·
I'm on a cable modem and I've tried to setup a proxy. Server can ping outside and inside. Used about 6 different proxy apps and none of them seem to work right, at least not from my internal computers. Anyone have a good configuration for proxy on a cable modem?

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by nziccard In reply to Proxy on a Cable Modem

On a PC: Win 98 SE Internet connection sharing works well for me at home.

On a "server": Try MS Proxy or WinGate. MS Proxy can be a bear to configure, but it is very stable and robust. Wingate is a snap to config, but has limited options.

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by davedenton In reply to Proxy on a Cable Modem

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by simon.wellborne In reply to Proxy on a Cable Modem

You don't say if you are running any Proxy software at present??

If not, does this mean you simply have a server sitting with a cable modem hanging off one end and the internal network off the other?

When you use Apps on your internal network,if they can be - they need to be made aware of the proxy server, unless you use some form on winsock service (such as with MSProxy and latest versions of Wingate).

For example, if setting up IExplorer to browse through your proxy, then you will need to go into Tools, options (internet options) and configure Lan Settings. Add the proxy here and all should be well.

This assumes of course that you have "proxy" software installed, if you don't then read on.

If you are saying that none ofyour clients can "ping" the outside world, then you need to look at the default routes on your server and set up a default gateway on the internal network clients.

NT Server should have it's routing tables okay, if you have two NIC's in its box, so you should only ne

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by dcraun In reply to Proxy on a Cable Modem

I have run Spoon Proxy (free for 1-3 connections), Wingate under W95 & W98, but I prefer NT4 with MS Proxy 2.0. This give best flexability if you dump new clients in your config. I recommend config the proxy by Host name, give internal range IE 192.168.0.1-192.168.0.x (x = number of clients to be assigned IP's). You will not need to do more than run the MSP client from each machine unless you tighten down security. If so, just give Proxy rights to each client login account. Then disable the proxy settings in your Browser to only Auto Proxy and you will be all set.

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by moflic In reply to Proxy on a Cable Modem

Use Winroute(http://www.winroute.com/). It has proxy for most services, NAT so that almost any app to run as directly connected to the NET, firewall, and all the goodies. It's almost as good as ipchains/squid/socks5 combination on Linux! And I'm a Linux fan.
You need two NICs, one attached to cable modem, one to your LAN's HUB.

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by Nate Hoy In reply to Proxy on a Cable Modem

Dumb question: what are you running as a proxy client? Have you configured each of your client machines to recognize the fact that they need to talk through the server??

In IE, go to Tools / Internet Options, select Connections tab and set up your proxy there. In Netscape, go to Edit / Preferences then select Advanced / Proxies.

I don't think this one will apply, but just in case: Can your clients ping the server? If they cannot, you may have set up "obtain IP address automatically" for your clients. Give each of your clients a hard-coded unique IP address - automatic IP assignment will not work without a server available to do the assigning. I use the TCP/IP range 100.1.1.XXX for my client machines when I do things like this, but you can use any subnet you want as long as it will never conflict with your server.

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