I am restoring a Windows 3.1 computer that has Internet Explorer 5 installed. I would like to connect it to the internet using a Linux-based laptop as an intermediary.
The physical connection is working fine and is connected as follows:
386 -> RS-232 to USB adapter (COM2) -> Linux Laptop
I have read that pppd allows init and connect scripts for adding special logic to PPP connections, but I can not find any resources directly related to "tricking" Windows 3.1 into thinking that the laptop on the other side of the null modem cable is an ISP. Is this possible via special configuration?
Some other clarifications:
- I am using the IE 5 dialer
- IE 5 comes with full TCP/IP support when you use the included dialer
UPDATE: I got it to work, but not with the default IE 5 dialer. I ultimately had to use Trumpet Winsock to get things running, as was suggested by some users in the comments of this question.