windows sharing Internet connection with Linux
I have 2 computers, one running Windows XP Pro and the other running Ubuntu 5.04 Hoary Hedgehog, and i need to share the internet connection of the Windows box to the Ubuntu box.
In the Windows box i have an onboard networking card, listed in the Device Manager as 'Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ehernet NIC', IP 192.168.0.1 and subnet mask 255.255.255.0, and on the Ubuntu box i have a SMC SMC1233A-TX EZ Card Fast Ethernet 10/100Mbps.
The network card CD contains instructions to install the card drivers in Linux, witch involves the addition of a module named 'tulip', but running lsmod showed me that this module was already loaded, so i supposed Ubuntu natively supports this card.
The problem is that the Windows LAN reports that a network cable is unplugged. Is this normal in a Windows-Linux connection, or this is some configuration problem?
Ignoring this error, i gave Ubuntu an IP 192.168.0.25, with subnet mask 255.255.255.0 and configured the default gateway to 192.168.0.1, with no results (executing ping 188.8.131.52 returns: From 184.108.40.206 icmp_seq=xx Destination Host Unreachable).
Can anyone help me?
Thanks in advance!!!