Configure Windows XP to work as a router

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March 5, 2010 at 06:41:31
Specs: Windows XP, 3Ghz/1GB
hi Guys

how can i configure windows xp to work as router

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March 5, 2010 at 06:55:39
Interesting. You will need to get two NIC cards then you will need to learn how to use the ROUTE function in the command prompt. Do you know any thing about routing tables and how they work? If not you will need to read up on it before you mess with ROUTE.

Also, you will need to setup a DHCP service.

You will also need to reconfigure your NIC setting see the following...

Lastly you are going to need to get a two way firewall application that can do port forwarding between the two NICs.

Personally I would use Linux or Windows Server 2003 for such a project because they are setup to do this kind of stuff.

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March 5, 2010 at 08:42:30
Microsoft added a feature that has been about since Win98. Its called internet connection sharing or ICS for short.

This does require two nics, one to the internet and one to the lan.

If you google internet connection sharing there are lots of how tos.

If you don't have two nics you can still provide a sudo-router with a proxy server like AnalogX. Google it for more info.

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March 5, 2010 at 19:21:39
ya iv done ccna having knwledge of Routing

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March 5, 2010 at 23:07:02
If you don't have an extra NIC and have to buy one, an inexpensive router wouldn't cost a whole lot more...

-- kptech

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April 4, 2010 at 08:11:12
hi there is anyone here has a CCNA Certify?


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April 6, 2010 at 17:38:27
You'd probably have better luck finding that expertise in the "Networking" forum:

-- kptech

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April 7, 2010 at 07:33:08
You can take a look on this Internet Connection Sharing tutorial or just configuring XP box as router article, think can provide you more ideas. Hope this helps.

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