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By M Trump ·
OK, here's the situation: I'm a Windows specialist w/ a basic understanding of networking principles and I'm trying to help my brother get my Dad's PIII to share his cable modem on a Linux box. Basically, we're stumped.

Here's the architecture: The cable modem is hooked up to the Linux box to one NIC w/ a crossover cable, Another NIC on the same machine is connected to a hub w/ a straight cable and another straight cable from the hub is connected to the NIC in my Dad's PC. All NICs are working (getting lights) but neither machine can see the other when pinged. The PC is set up with a static IP and has the Linux box's IP set as a gateway, I've also mixed between no IP and no gateway but no go. My brother says he has his end set upright but I have no idea....whatever suggestions I get I'm forwarding them to him as well. This should be simple to do, I'm just not familiar enough w/ Linux or advanced networking to get it to work......

HELP!!

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by Mancca74 In reply to Windows / Linux network H ...

Try connecting the cablemodem to your HUB's in port and your computers to the HUB's other ports. Make sure your windows machine then gets the same internet settings as the Linux. I'm pretty sure this could work. I've done the same with two W2K's. But if it doesn't, take a look at your Linux OS suppliers homepage or at linux.org or some other place for answers.

Good luck

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by M Trump In reply to Windows / Linux network H ...

Didn't work :-( Thanks for the advice

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by M Trump In reply to Windows / Linux network H ...

Didn't work :-( Thanks for the advice

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by omaq In reply to Windows / Linux network H ...

Have you tried /proc/net/ip_forwarding file containing only the 1 number ?

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by M Trump In reply to Windows / Linux network H ...
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by Tim Carey In reply to Windows / Linux network H ...

or you could try setting up the linux box as a proxy server. I've done it this way using Win2k Advanced Server but never on Linux... good luck :)

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by M Trump In reply to Windows / Linux network H ...

I thought of that already but the two computers have to see each other first before they can even be set up!

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by Mancca74 In reply to Windows / Linux network H ...

Going out on a limb here....

Cablemodems can be quite a hazzle, try looking over your contract with your ISP to see what kind of agreement you have. From here you should be able to find most settings for the connection. The thing you might want to look for is what kind of services they are offering. Might be they only support one IP for your connection and it's used up by your Linux machine.

I'd still toss the extra NIC from the Linux 'cause i see it as redundant. But then again you won'tbe able to use your linux asa a gateway or firewall if you cut it out of the loop. (Just as a thought, try hooking your Linux to the hub's in port or whatever line port it has....)

Good luck

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by M Trump In reply to Windows / Linux network H ...

Don't have to worry about how many IPs are supported, the Linux box is a gateway, the company still sees one IP (but it supports more than one) Need the extra NIC. Thanks anyway!

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