IP Masquerading w/ Win9x

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Setting up your Win9x Machines

On the windows side everything pretty much takes place in the "Network Neighborhood" area. Again, we're going to take this step-by-step.

  1. Start by right clicking on the "Network Neighborhood" icon and choosing the properties menu.

  2. Once the dialog window comes up, scroll down to the bottom of the list until you see your "ethernet" adapter that is bound to TCP/IP (the highlighted area below). Remember, you may have a different card than the one I'm using, so make sure you get the right one. It will definitely look similar to the one below though.


  3. Double click on the ethernet adapter that's bound to TCP/IP to bring up the properties tab. The first tab you'll see is the "IP address" tab. If you decided to use DHCP on your Linux box then make sure that the "Obtain an IP address automaticly is" is selected, other wise you'll need to specify one. NOTE: Until the outstanding issue with Corel's DHCP server is resolved you'll need to issue a static IP to each workstation.


  4. Now click on the "WINS Configuration" tab. Again if you chose to use DHCP on the linux box then you need to make sure the "Use DHCP for WINS Resolution" is click "on". If not then disable the WINS resolution. NOTE: Until further notice you'll want to either disable WINS resolution or, if you have the WINS server option turned on in your Corel Linux box, specify that IP address.


  5. Now click on the "Gateway" tab. Here you'll need to add the IP address of your linux box. This is why the "Static IP" is the best method. Simply type in the IP address and click the "Add" button. It will then show up in the list below.


  6. Next, click on the "DNS Configuration" tab. Here you want to make sure that you have "Enable DNS" selected. Then type in the name of the Windows9x machine you're currently working on in the Host field. If you have an actual domain name then key it in, otherwise leave it blank. Next key in your ISP's Domain Name Server address's and click the add button.


  7. Now, click on the OK button. Your machine may require the Win9x CD-ROM and it will definitely have to restart. Once it comes back up, then try getting out on the Internet. Voila!! You're DONE!

  8. PS. Make sure your linux box is connected to the internet ;)