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    connecting 2 pcs with router

    Hello all,

    I have 2 PC (Win 2K and Slackware 10.0) and want to connect them together, also the Win2K has access to an internet conection I want to share.

    I want something like this:
    internet -> win2k -> router -> slack
    (the router cannot go after the internet because i need there to be only one visible computer)

    Now, the problem is I want to connect the two computers and give internet access to the Slack box. I have a Kingston KNR8TP1C router and I'm running WinRoute Pro.

    So I have two connections on the Win2K machine, the internet one and the one that goes to the router, but as soon as i turn winroute on, I loose my internet connection.

    I was screweing around with the configuration and at one point I got where the slack box could ping google and it would find the ip but the router would start trying to dial and it would never do the ping.

    Any help would be appreciated

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    Member Courtney's Avatar
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    Kansas, USA
    Just so you know, with the router, you will have no visible computers (only the router IP address), and both will have access to the Internet.

    But, the easiest way to do what you want is to put two NICs in the Win2K machine, CHANGE THE DEFAULT IP ADDRESSES OF THE ROUTER, connect the router to the second NIC, then connect the Slack box to that.

    Note that the IP address of the router which usually defaults to must be changed. That address must be what is on your second NIC (the one connected to the router. The router will get and the other side must give an address not in the 192.168.0.x range. If this happens, you lose your connection (surprised.)

    Also, if the Slack box is the only thing on the other side of the Win2K box, you don't need the router.

    courtney sends...

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    SG Enthusiast The Dude's Avatar
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    What Courtney said. If you are going to use a proxy or ICS there is no point in connecting the router between the two PC's. Just use a crossover cable to connect PC (NIC) to (NIC) PC. Personally I think you would be better off using the router as follows. The router will let you connect multiple PC's to the internet and show up as just one device (PC). That is what it's designed to do, so to speak. Connect the Router's WAN port to the internet and then connect your two PC's to the LAN side. Both PC's will have internet access and be behind the routers NAT firewall. This is the setup I use here at home on cable.

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    Administrator YeOldeStonecat's Avatar
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    While we can come up with several ways of doing this... lets take a fresh approach.

    First...why do you want a computer fully outside the firewall, unprotected?
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