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Re: Sharing the internet connection with XP

At 00:03 2005-07-27, you wrote:
On 7/26/05, Björn Johansson <bjorn.johansson@4a-consulting.com> wrote:
> I can't afford to buy a router right now, so that's out of the question.
> I have made progress! Now I can transfer files
> through ftp from the pc to mac at the
> same time as the pc has access to the internet.
> To make the mac share the internet through the pc, to make that work, people
> have told me that I should use the pc as a gateway. So perhaps I need to
> create an static ip for gateway on the pc and then I tell the mac to use that
> gateway address in the network.

What IP does the network card in the PC have now?

From your previous mail I see that the Mac is on with
netmask Since you can already "talk" to the PC, that
means the PC's card is on 192.168.0.???. That is the IP you want to
set as the gateway on your Mac! To test this, use "route":

route add default gw 192.168.0.??? dev eth0

Now you should be able to reach the Internet... try:


which is www.debian.org.

If it doesn't work, check the connection sharing options in Windows XP.

Once this basic connection works, you can set it all up proper in


Since I can ftp both ways. Right now I know that I can't access the pc through
the mac because I don't have an ftp server running on the pc, but that's easy
to fix, so I assume this is working also. Ftp from the pc to the mac, there I
am 100% sure it works!

Do I haveto install a special program or something so that the WindowsXP
system can allow the mac to use the PC modem to access the internet? :-/

Kind regards

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