I have 8 computers, a switch and a modem. They all run windows 7 and connected to a windows 7 server. I replaced the clients with Ubuntu 12.04.3 and uninstalled the proxy from the windows 7 server and now I can connect to the internet on all clients. The issue is that I want to replace the Windows 7 server with Ubuntu 12.04.3 but I don't know how to configure it so that it can connect to the internet and share it.


What you are describing is using your Windows 7 server machine as a Masq/NAT router, and probably as a firewall as well. I have found the Shorewall package to be an excellent, and user friendly package to assist in this task. This howto guide should get you pointed in the right direction:


If you have any more questions or troubles, I know quite a bit about Shorewall, and would be willing to help.

  • many thanks for your help bro! but is there any software that can do things automatically! – Brahim Nov 25 '13 at 1:17
  • Shorewall does it automatically. – trognanders Nov 24 '14 at 21:15

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