Knowledgebase: LAN Clients
Configuring LAN clients to make a NAT connection
Posted by Adrien de Croy (Import) on 14 September 2005 01:19 PM

Configuring WinGate clients to use NAT is relatively simple. NAT connections to the WinGate server require that the WinGate server has at least two network adapters, and there must be an internal and an external adapter listed on the network tab in GateKeeper.

To configure your client machines to use the NAT method:

On the client machine:

  1. Open the network connection properties by accessing the Windows control panel and selecting the Network and Dial up connections icon.
  2. Double click on the Local Area Connection icon that is the network interface for the LAN.
  3. This will bring up the Local Connection Status dialog, click on the Properties button.
  4. In the Local Connection's Properties window select Internet (TCP/IP) and click the Properties button.
  5. Note: You can confirm that this is the correct interface to configure as the actual physical name of the adapter is listed at the top of the Local Connection Properties window.
  6. On the TCP/IP properties window select the Default Gateway setting and enter the private IP address used by the WinGate Server.
  7. In the Preferred DNS Server setting enter the private IP address used by the WinGate server.
  8. No other configuration is required for this network interface.
  9. Click OK through the open properties screens to save the changes.

If you have chosen to run the WinGate DHCP service then you can configure WinGate to issue clients with their IP address details:
  1. Open Gatekeeper
  2. Select the DHCP Service on the System tab of the Gatekeeper control panel.
  3. Open the DHCP Modes screen and make sure this is set to Fully Automatic mode.
  4. Click OK to apply the changes.
This will assign an IP address to the client machine. In fully automatic mode, it will also assign the IP address used by the WinGate server as the Gateway setting on the client machine, allowing clients to access the Internet via NAT through the WinGate server.

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