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Networking XP and Linux Gateway (HELP)

Discussion in 'Networking' started by bsanders4, Nov 19, 2001.

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  1. bsanders4

    bsanders4 Thread Starter

    Nov 19, 2001
    I am trying to network my Windows XP box to my Red Hat linux 7.1 box.

    My linux box is set up to act as a gateway to the internet and a DNS server. I can connect to the internet on my linuxbox without any problem, and I can ping it locally by the IP address I assigned it.

    Unfortunately, I cannot get my windows box to accept the IP address I have assigned it. Whenever I boot my PC, I get a message saying that my network cable is disconnected. However, the cable is not disconnected.

    Windows says that the ethernet card is functioning normally, and I know that both the cards and cables are fine (I've tested everything.)

    If I go to the Control Panel >> Network and Internet Connections >> Network Connections, I have two LAN Connections showing. One is 1394 Net Adapter which is enabled. The other is a Local Area Connection (my ethernet card) which shows as "unplugged". Under Internet Protocol >> Properties I have set up my linux box as the gateway and set the windows box IP to the IP specified in my linux box DNS.

    If anyone can help me get my windows box to recognize both my linux box and itself I would be eternally grateful. This XP thing is a pain in the a$$.
  2. Rockn


    Jul 29, 2001
    Are you getting linkand activity lights on your NIC when the cable is connected? Does the Linux box have more than one NIC? Sounds like you have DNS and gateway addresses confused. There are seperate settings for both on the XP box. Still confused as to why XP isn't configuring your NIC or saying it's not connected......does it directly support that NIC driver wise?
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