Can XP Pro act as a router (no ICS)


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ivan.svaljek

My net:

DSL router 192.168.1.1

WinXP 192.168.1.10 gateway 192.168.1.1
192.168.0.1

WinME IP 192.168.0.10 gateway 192.168.0.1


Is there a way to make XP route the traffic that comes from WinME to
the DSL router.
I can ping 192.168.1.10(WinXP) from 192.168.0.10(WinME), but I can't
ping the router(192.168.1.1).
I've enabled 'Routing and Remote Access' service, and 'IPEnableRouter'
registry key.


These are the routes defined at WinXP:

Network Destination Netmask Gateway Interface
Metric
0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 192.168.1.1 192.168.1.10
20
127.0.0.0 255.0.0.0 127.0.0.1 127.0.0.1
1
192.168.0.0 255.255.255.0 192.168.0.1 192.168.0.1
20
192.168.0.1 255.255.255.255 127.0.0.1 127.0.0.1
20
192.168.0.255 255.255.255.255 192.168.0.1 192.168.0.1
20
192.168.1.0 255.255.255.0 192.168.1.10 192.168.1.10
20
192.168.1.10 255.255.255.255 127.0.0.1 127.0.0.1
20
192.168.1.255 255.255.255.255 192.168.1.10 192.168.1.10
20
224.0.0.0 240.0.0.0 192.168.0.1 192.168.0.1
20
224.0.0.0 240.0.0.0 192.168.1.10 192.168.1.10
20
255.255.255.255 255.255.255.255 192.168.0.1 192.168.0.1
1
255.255.255.255 255.255.255.255 192.168.1.10 192.168.1.10
1
Default Gateway: 192.168.1.1
 
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N. Miller

Is there a way to make XP route the traffic that comes from WinME to
the DSL router.
I can ping 192.168.1.10(WinXP) from 192.168.0.10(WinME), but I can't
ping the router(192.168.1.1).
I've enabled 'Routing and Remote Access' service, and 'IPEnableRouter'
registry key.

To start off with, what is the nature of the DSL router LAN IP address? Is
it possible to configure the LAN IP address in the router?

Do you want the two computers to share resources? Then put them both in the
same LAN segment.

You have a router, why do you want to put extra work on the Windows XP
computer?

To keep two computers sharing the Internet through a router, but to
simultaneously keep them from seeing each other:

Router LAN IP address - 192.168.1.1
Router LAN subnet mask - 255.255.254.0

Windows XP computer LAN IP address - 192.168.1.10
Windows XP computer LAN subnet mask - 255.255.255.0
Windows XP computer gateway IP address - 192.168.1.1

Windows ME computer LAN IP address - 192.168.0.10
Windows ME computer LAN subnet mask - 255.255.255.0
Windows ME computer gateway IP address - 192.168.1.1

If you want them to see each other, change the final '255' in each computer
subnet mask to '254'.
 
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ivan.svaljek

Thank you for this info, but i'm really trying to keep it all as it is,
and turn XP into a router.

Also, how will this work (they're on different subnets, i can't ping
192.168.1.1 from ME):

Windows ME computer LAN IP address - 192.168.0.10
Windows ME computer LAN subnet mask - 255.255.255.0
Windows ME computer gateway IP address - 192.168.1.1

I'm not sure if you realize that XP has two NICs (192.168.0.1 and
192.168.1.10).
 
R

Ron Martell

My net:

DSL router 192.168.1.1

WinXP 192.168.1.10 gateway 192.168.1.1
192.168.0.1

WinME IP 192.168.0.10 gateway 192.168.0.1


Is there a way to make XP route the traffic that comes from WinME to
the DSL router.
I can ping 192.168.1.10(WinXP) from 192.168.0.10(WinME), but I can't
ping the router(192.168.1.1).
I've enabled 'Routing and Remote Access' service, and 'IPEnableRouter'
registry key.

Why do you want to have the two computers on different subnets
(192.168.0.nnn and 192.168.1.nnn)?

DSL routers are intended to work with the computers on the same subnet
and there may be some alternative method of achieving the end results
that you want to have.

Good luck


Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
--
Microsoft MVP
On-Line Help Computer Service
http://onlinehelp.bc.ca

In memory of a dear friend Alex Nichol MVP
http://aumha.org/alex.htm
 
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ivan.svaljek

(I guess) They have to be on different subnets because WinME is a
virtual machine running inside XP connected to a virtual NIC.

Based on your replies I'm assuming that there's no easy way to turn XP
into a router.
 
R

Ron Martell

(I guess) They have to be on different subnets because WinME is a
virtual machine running inside XP connected to a virtual NIC.

Based on your replies I'm assuming that there's no easy way to turn XP
into a router.

You should be able to connect to the router from the virtual machine.

Try configuring your virtual WindowsMe to use i.p. address
192.168.1.011 and see what happens.

Good luck

Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
--
Microsoft MVP
On-Line Help Computer Service
http://onlinehelp.bc.ca

In memory of a dear friend Alex Nichol MVP
http://aumha.org/alex.htm
 
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ivan.svaljek

I don't know why you think that would work, the virtual NIC in XP still
has 192.168.0.1 address...

Anyways the problem here is that I'm trying to learn what to do in
excactly this kind of situation (where XP must behave as a router).
 
R

Ron Martell

I don't know why you think that would work, the virtual NIC in XP still
has 192.168.0.1 address...

Anyways the problem here is that I'm trying to learn what to do in
excactly this kind of situation (where XP must behave as a router).

I don't have virtual PC installed so I cannot do any testing. However
I do know that there are a large number of people using virtual PC who
can access the Internet from their Virtual PC through their home
routers and I have never seen any reports of any problems such as you
seem to be encountering.

Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
--
Microsoft MVP
On-Line Help Computer Service
http://onlinehelp.bc.ca

In memory of a dear friend Alex Nichol MVP
http://aumha.org/alex.htm
 
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ivan.svaljek

That's not what I'm trying to figure out(vmware has a bridge protocol
that suits their needs), what I'm trying to find out is: Does XP have
routing capabilites, and how to turn them on ? (there's ICS, so it must
support some form of routing)
 

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