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Windows 98 & IP forwarding

By jfelty ·
I have a Windows 98 workstation (realizing I should use NT or 2000 for this application) with two NIC's installed. One, which is a 3COM adapter, plugged into a WebRamp hub, and the other which is an Enterasys wireless adapter. I also have a laptopwith a wireless adapter installed running ME, which is able to talk with the Windows 98 machine, through the wireless network without any problems. The problem is I can't seem to get the laptop to utilize DHCP services running on the WebRamp device, which is connected to the other NIC. I believe I need to enable IP forwarding on the 98 workstation, which will pass traffic through to the other network. Anyone have any suggestions or experience doing this?

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by shmaltz In reply to Windows 98 & IP forwardin ...

There is no way you can get IP forwarding to work on a Win9x machine. However win98 Second Edition (SE) comes with a utility called Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) that can make the win98 machine act as an DHCP server and Gateway. In my experienceit was not easy to it work as advertised even though when it did work it worked fine.
You can however try 3rd party programs to acomplish this.
If the only thing you want from the laptop is being able to connect to the win9x machine than use a static IP address on the laptop.
If what you want on the laptop is intenet access thru the win9x machine then you can use a free proxy program to do the work for you. You can download free proxy program from any site you know that offers free program downloads like www.downloads.com.
The one I like the best is from sambar www.sambar.com.

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by Adam Smith In reply to Windows 98 & IP forwardin ...

You might also find the ProxyX
program at www.analogx.com
useful.

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by jfelty In reply to Windows 98 & IP forwardin ...

ICS did work - as long as your OK dealing with the hourly blue screens. From my perspective, this was not a real alternative. The better solution was to simply use a third party proxy.

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