Knowledgebase: General Networking
Configuring Wingate to use Hi-speed Connections
Posted by Adrien de Croy (Import) on 25 February 2004 11:53 AM
With the increasing popularity of Digital Subscriber Line(DSL) and Broadband/Satellite Internet connections, it can be difficult in understanding the way WinGate will use these types of connections to access the Internet on behalf of its clients.
WinGate has been designed to utilize most types of connections and treats them just like a network card interface (with the obvious difference that this is considered a Internet connection and so not trusted.) The way that WinGate interacts with these DSL/Broadband connections can be generally classed under two types of set-up.
Dial on Demand
With Dial on Demand type connection the modem or Internal card will generally require the users create a Dial up networking connection when it is first installed, just as is the case with an ordinary modem connection.
On start-up, WinGate has been designed to list all dialup networking connections that are available on the WinGate server, in its Dialer configuration found under the System tab in GateKeeper.
To utilize this particular DSL broadband connection type do the following:
On all the time
With these types of connections, WinGate will generally use a separate Network card (interface) to connect to the router or directly to the Internet (External IP address) and so treat this interface accordingly.
To read more about configuring and running WinGate behind a router click here
In the directly connected scenario where the Network card has an External Public IP address assigned (with appropriate ISP Gateway and DNS servers listed in its IP details) then WinGate will already consider it an access point to the Internet and so utilize it for client requests without any further connection configuration required in GateKeeper.
To find out more on how WinGate treats Private and Public Ip addresses click here