NAT of private network whose connected machines don't have windows


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Guest

I installed two NIC on windows XP. One is for private network which connects
Linux and some embedded boxes.
I wanted to setup NAT for that. With Windows Server, it's easy to setup
using "Routing and Remote Access".
Seems that in windows XP, Internet setup wizard allows to setup ICS(Internet
Connection Sharing." But the problem is that it requires all computers in the
private network to run ICS. But they don't have windows OS.

Is there any other way to setup NAT?

Thanks..

Regards,
 
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BobC

I installed two NIC on windows XP. One is for private network which connects
Linux and some embedded boxes.
I wanted to setup NAT for that. With Windows Server, it's easy to setup
using "Routing and Remote Access".
Seems that in windows XP, Internet setup wizard allows to setup ICS(Internet
Connection Sharing." But the problem is that it requires all computers in the
private network to run ICS. But they don't have windows OS.

Is there any other way to setup NAT?

Thanks..

Regards,

ICS should be only on the ICS computer (the one connected to the Internet).
Do not install and configure ICS on the other LAN computers.
 
G

Guest

And then.. What should I do? When I enabled ICS on the NIC connected to
Internet, another NIC connected to private network didn't work. And where
shoud I setup a routing configuration? The hosts in private network are
assigned with internal IP which starts from 192.168.X.X.
 
B

BobC

And then.. What should I do? When I enabled ICS on the NIC connected to
Internet, another NIC connected to private network didn't work. And where
shoud I setup a routing configuration? The hosts in private network are
assigned with internal IP which starts from 192.168.X.X.

You set up your linux computers to use dhcp. Set their gateway to
192.168.0.1 (which is the LAN NIC on the ICS computer.

To save yourself a lot of effort and headache, replace the ICS computer
with a cheap router then plug all your computers into it. Connect the
router to the Internet.
 
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Steve Winograd [MVP]

I installed two NIC on windows XP. One is for private network which connects
Linux and some embedded boxes.
I wanted to setup NAT for that. With Windows Server, it's easy to setup
using "Routing and Remote Access".
Seems that in windows XP, Internet setup wizard allows to setup ICS(Internet
Connection Sharing." But the problem is that it requires all computers in the
private network to run ICS. But they don't have windows OS.

Is there any other way to setup NAT?

Thanks..

Regards,

ICS doesn't require anything to run on the client computers. They can
use any operating system. Configure them to obtain their TCP/IP
configuration from a DHCP server.

XP has a Network Setup Wizard that can make that setting on computers
running Windows 98, Me, and XP. But you don't even need to use the
Wizard on them, even though the Wizard tells you to.
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