Sunday, July 27, 2008

Use your Windows as Router

Do not have money to buy router? or your router is spoilt and cannot work properly??!! Now, you can use your Windows as a router easily.

Enable the IP Forwarding in Windows XP

  • Go to registry editor. Click on "Start"  --> "Run..", type "regedit" and press ENTER.
  • Then go to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE]->[SYSTEM]->[CurrentControlSet]->[Services]->[Tcpip]->[Parameters]
  • Modify the [IPEnableRouter] value from "0" to "1".
  • Then, reboot your Windows.



Download the 3rd Party Software : NAT32

This is one of easier software to use and configure as NAT server. Download from NAT32 Windows Software Router.

Before you install the Setup.exe, you may need to install the Protocol at your network adaptor.

  • Go to your network adaptor properties page.
  • Then click "Install" and select "Protocol" then "Add"
  • nat32_01
  • Click the "Have Disk" and specify the directory into which you unzipped  NAT32.
  • Select the required .inf file ( use NDIS3P2K.inf for XP )
  • Click OK.
  • Reboot your Windows to start the driver.

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