DNS forwarding through 2 PCs?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Asbardella, Jun 24, 2002.

  1. Asbardella

    Asbardella Guest

    I'm looking to do something a bit unusual, so I drew a crappy diagram to help me explain it.

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    Currently I am routing all my internet traffic through Sygate on PC1, including UDP, IRC etc. I am looking to buy a wireless kit to go with my new laptop, and I was wondering if it was possible to connect it to the second computer (i.e. the one without a direct link to the net), and then route the laptop's internet traffic through PC2 and PC1. (The black dots are the laptop's data)

    Is that feasible? Is it just a case of setting the forwarding on the laptop to the second PC? Or will they all appear on the same network so I can just point it towards PC1? I hope this made sense, please ask if it didn't and I'll clarify.
     
  2. w0lv3rin3

    w0lv3rin3 The Source Political User

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    ok

    tell me if im correct.

    u want PC1 to act as server.
    PC2 is the netowork PC.
    Labtop sends data packets to PC2.
     
  3. sharpton

    sharpton Guest

    Turn on IPForwarding on PC2.

    Sharpton Out
     
  4. Asbardella

    Asbardella Guest

    And that will work? It will forward to PC2 and then again to PC1 and then to the net?

    Wolverine - that is correct.
     
  5. w0lv3rin3

    w0lv3rin3 The Source Political User

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    I Believe it should work!
     
  6. natefrog

    natefrog Guest

    why not ditch the dial up and get broadband then get a router

    broadband is about the same price as any dialup isp + second phoneline and routers are relitively cheap ($80-120)

    i myself have a cable connection with roadrunner running into a Linksys BEFW11S4 wireless acesspoint/router ($120) then run a cat cable to the desktop with the laptop using a linksys WPC11 Instant Wireless Network Adapter($80).

    everything works great
    simple to set up and to use

    I highly suggest this method

    total cost for me
    $200 hardware
    $35 a month for 1.5Mbs cable connection
     
  7. w0lv3rin3

    w0lv3rin3 The Source Political User

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    lol

    routers suck
    save money and get rid of routers
     
  8. keylo

    keylo Guest

    routers suck? lmao, you must have bought one online from ebay

    either running a good 3rd party hardware firewall or running a *nix aka freesco, smoothwall, ect is the best way to go, better than running say blackice, nortons (yikes! ), zonealarm, ect.... as these can be compromised alot easier than a router or nix box
     
  9. w0lv3rin3

    w0lv3rin3 The Source Political User

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    routers do suck

    turning a simple PC into a server is way more flexable and has more options then a router.
     
  10. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

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    i would either get a wireless access point with a built in switch/hub, or plug the USB wireless into PC1 and have PC1 route both the laptop and pc2

    JJB6486
     
  11. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Routers don't suck. They are very simple and usefull if you don't want a pile of feature you don't understand. Plus they are a few million times easier to configure than a generic Linux or BSD computer acting as router.

    I use a Linux box myself, but then again I want the features.
     
  12. w0lv3rin3

    w0lv3rin3 The Source Political User

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    so, Linux or BSD windows nt servers are most secure!