Friday, November 02, 2012

using an xp machine as gateway

N wanted to use an XP machine as a gateway for a LAN which is normally not connected to the internet. Googled it and found that to use Windows XP as a router, it's a simple registry edit,
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEM  -> CurrentControlSet -> Services -> TcpipParameters -> IPEnableRouter
should be set to 1.

Step-by-step instructions on how to set gateway properties on each of the machines etc is given at

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