> I have been using SUSE Linux for a while now but have recently
> would like to use the Internet in Linux rather than Windows.
> I dual-boot my system with windows 98 and I have a separate computer
> connected to the internet via modem. I currently connect from the
> with the modem and also via Windows 98's Internet Connection Sharing.
> Is there any way I can share the connection in Linux, and if so how?
> links to HOWTO's would be appreciated.
This can be done by accomplishing the following:
1. Install Internet Connection Sharing on the Windows machine. You can
find help on doing this in Windows help by searching for Internet
Connection Sharing. Here is what I remember of the process:
- Start>Control Panel>Internet Options>Connections Tab>Sharing Button:
Select Enable Internet Connection Sharing
You may also want to select Show Icon on Taskbar (helps to confirm it
is working once you get everything configured).
You may need your Win 98 Second Edition CD during this process.
2. Here are some other details about how I have my Win 98 machine
configured that may help:
- Start>Control Panel>Network>Configuration Tab:
- Internet Connection Sharing>Bindings Tab:
TCP/IP is selected (most important)
NetBEUI is selected
Internet Connection Sharing (protocol) is selected
- TCP/IP->Internet Connection Sharing>IP Address Tab:
Specify an IP Address: 192.168.0.1 (this does not interfere with
the dynamic address you get from your ISP, it is only for the intranet
you are creating).
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
- DNS Configuration Tab:
I entered my computer name and domain (made up) and the DNS
service IP address from my ISP - not sure if this is critical
That should cover the win 98 side of things.
3. On the Linux side, I am using RedHat Linux 5.2, which had some
helpful X based configuration utilities that simplified the
configuration. Bottom line is that the Linux machine needs to be
configured to have a fixed IP address between 192.168.0.2 and
192.168.0.253, which are designated as internal address for intranets.
For the Win 98 to be recognized as the gateway and DNS server, you also
need to ensure that /etc/resolv.conf has the Internet Connection
Sharing IP address (which should be 192.168.0.1) of the win 98 SE
There was still some tinkering I had to do to make this all work, but
those are the major items. Utilities such as netstat and ping are
useful for troubleshooting the connection. The bottom line is that it
IS doable, so keep trying.
Hope this helps- Good luck!
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