How do I share a working routing and remote access dial on demand connection with a connected client computer.

How do I share a working routing and remote access dial on demand connection with a connected(crossover cables) client computer.


WorldOilAsked:
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Forrest BurrisCommented:
Control Panel -> Windows Firewall -> Advanced -> Network Connection Settings -> Click on the Dialup Connection -> Settings -> Services -> Check HTTP & HTTPS -> Click OK

That will allow you to share out web access to the other computer. However you will need to make the hosting NETWORK adapter an IP in a subnetwork that matches the other PC you're connecting to with a crossover cable. IE: The host would be like 192.168.0.1, 255.255.255.0 and the second machine would be 192.168.0.2, 255.255.255.0, 192.168.0.1 (Gateway). Make sense? It can be described more in detail the farther along you get with the setup process.
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WorldOilAuthor Commented:
I followed your directions,  when I click on Windows Firewall i get the error

"Windows Firewall cannot run because another program or service is running that might use the network address translation component (Ipnat.sys)

I stopped and disabled RRA and still received the same error.
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Forrest BurrisCommented:
I didn't notice you were on WIN2003. NAT is already enabled. Make sure whatever you turned off is now back on. You will only need to to the bottom part where you create a mini internal network on the same subnetwork. If you do that as directed, once connected to dialup on your server, the other pc should share the connection.
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WorldOilAuthor Commented:
The workstation is still not able to connect to the internet connection.  The current setup is :  Routing and Remote Access installed and enabled on server w/ a demand dial connection.  Server dials up and connects to internet no problem.  Workstation connected to server w/ a crossover cable.  Workstation IP 1 off from server's IP and workstation gateway = server ip.  Workstation can ping server but cannot access internet (tried pinging too so its an IP issue not a dns issue)
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Forrest BurrisCommented:
DNS is setup on your server yes? If not, that would be vital. The server IP also needs to be in your workstations static DNS area.
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WorldOilAuthor Commented:
I installed dns and now when I right click my demand dial in RARA my options (connect, disconnect)  are gray scaled out.  
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WorldOilAuthor Commented:
After installing dns my demand dial was moved around, I was looking at the wrong thing.  I am going to retest. Thanks
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WorldOilAuthor Commented:
One important thing i failed to mention.  My host computer will only ping the intended network when the crossover cable is unplugged.  Once the crossover cable connects both computers my host does not see the network.  With dns, if my host cant ping,  how can it resolve?
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Forrest BurrisCommented:
Now I'm confused. You have a crossover cable that when UNplugged, the network pings with no problems from the host machine? That tells me that there is another network cable connected to the host machine other than the crossover. Is that connected to a switch or router? If it works fine with no crossover, take it out?
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WorldOilAuthor Commented:
There are only two things connected to the host, a crossover cable which is connected to the client computer.    Also there is a modem connected to the host (via serial port) which dials out to a network.  I am attempting to have the client which is connected to the crossover cable share the hosts dial up connection.  
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Forrest BurrisCommented:
"My host computer will only ping the intended network when the crossover cable is unplugged"

I was confused by that statement. When you say host you're talking about the computer hosting the internet connection. When you plug in the crossover, your network connection dissapears. Let me research this a bit and reply this afternoon.
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WorldOilAuthor Commented:
We made it work!  
It was not working because we were testing from the same location we were dialing into.  Once we changed the ip address of our test boxes to a different network everything worked fine!

Thank You for all of your time and trouble.  Your advice helped us out a ton.
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