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NOTE!  Don't change
the settings for any of your Internet applications on the computer that is running the Proxy software.  
Applications on the Sharing computer have direct access to the Internet connection and don't need to use the Proxy server!

ALSO NOTE! If you have:

  • installed a NAT based program like Sygate, or

  • are using Wingate 3.0 Home or

  • are using Wingate 3.0 Pro or Standard AND are running the Wingate Client on your Client computers

you should not follow these instructions.  All you need to do is properly configure your Client computer(s)' TCP/IP properties according to the program's instructions.These instructions should be followed only if you are using a Proxy based program and only on the Client computers.


Now, go to your sharing Client and do the following:

  1. Bring up your browser.  If the modem on the Client computer starts dialing, just stop it. You'll have to fix that problem later.
     
  2. You need to find the proxy settings for your browser. 
    1. For Netscape Navigator (version 3.x),
      go to the Options menu and select Network Preferences
      1. Select the Proxies tab.
      2. Select the Manual Proxy Configuration button, then click the View... button
      3. Type 192.168.0.1 in the "HTTP Proxy" field and 80 in the "Port" field.
      4. Click on OK to close each of the dialog boxes.

    2. For Netscape Navigator (version 4.x),
      go to the Edit menu and select Preferences
      1. Click on the "+" sign next to Advanced.
      2. Click on Proxies, click the Manual Proxy Selection "radio"button, then click on the View button.
      3. Type 192.168.0.1 in the "HTTP Proxy" field and 80 in the "Port" field.
      4. Click on OK to close each of the dialog boxes.

    3. For Internet Explorer (version 3.x),
      go to the Edit menu and select Preferences.
      1. Select Network, select Proxies.
      2. Click the Enabled button.
      3. Leave "Protocol" as All, leave "Method" as Normal.
      4. Type 192.168.0.1 in the "Address:http//" field and 80 in the "Port" field.
      5. Don't enter anything in the "User name:" or "Password" fields and don't check the "Use proxy for local servers".
      6. Click on OK to close the dialog box.

    4. For Internet Explorer (version 4.x),
      go to the View menu and select Internet Options.
      1. Select Network, select Proxies.
      2. Click the Connections tab.
      3. Check the box next to "Access the Internet using a proxy server."
      4. Type 192.168.0.1 in the "Address" field and 80 in the "Port" field.
      5. Check the "Bypass proxy server for local (Intranet) servers" box.
      6. Make sure "Connect to the Internet using a local area network." is selected.
      7. Click on OK to close the dialog box.

    5. Go to the proxy computer and bring the Gatekeeper window to the front.

    6. Go to the Client computer and either click the Home button on your browser or enter your favorite URL.

      If you are using a dial-up connection, you should hear the modem on the Client computer dial and connect to your ISP.  In the meantime, the browser should look like it's waiting to download a page.  After the modem connections and starts the network connection, you should see http activity in Gatekeeper's window (this may appear and disappear quickly, so watch closely!) and the page should load. 

      If you are using a cable modem, you should see http activity in Gatekeeper's window (this may appear and disappear quickly, so watch closely!) and the page should load.

    Congratulations!  You've successfully set up your proxy server for HTTP/WWW access!

    Now before you go off and surf on your newly shared computer, you need to secure your LAN so that you don't open any security holes on either your network or that of your cable net provider.



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