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Connecting to the Internet via Shared Modem

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Hi

I have Linux Redhat 8 on a laptop and I have managed to connect it to my Windows XP server (I know I should have done it the other way around). My Linux laptop can see the shares on the XP machine. The problem is I want the Linux box to use the modem on the XP machine. The modem is shared o.k because I can connect with Windows 2000 and Win98 o.k. The network connection must be o.k because I can see the shared directories on the XP box.

So how do I get my Linux box to use the modem on the XP machine?

Any ideas would be welcome.
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eishv earned 300 total points
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just add a default route to your xp server - ie route add 0.0.0.0 gw 'xp server ip' netmask 0.0.0.0

yould need to det the xp server to dial on demand..

hope this helps

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by:eishv
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sorry . should have read
just add a default route to your linux PC - ie ....
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by:maran_software
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eishy

At the moment I have set static IP addresses:

address : <address of Linux PC>
subnet mask 255.255.255.0
default gateway: <my XP server>

is this correct?
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by:eishv
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that should be fine, what are your xp and 98 network settings?
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by:maran_software
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eishy

The problem was solved by a combination of both your responses, I eventually checked the win98 ,XP settings and everything is the same now and all work well.

Thanks
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