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DatSik 12-17-2012 05:54 PM

Unable to connect via direct connect.
 
ok, so i have 1 windows 7 laptop that is able to connect to Wifi and i have a fresh Mint 14 laptop that is all i need to do i plug into a direct connection for like 1 minute to download/activate the wireless drivers. I have set the Win7 laptop to share its connection, but when i plug into it via ethernet it is never able to get a connection, What am i doing wrong here? Im open for any suggestions or windows programs if anyone knows of any to make this easy... I would really love to get my Mint up and going. i appreciate any input

michaelk 12-19-2012 03:35 PM

Is the laptop configured for DHCP?

Are the LED link lights illuminated on each computer? Most modern ethernet hardware can auto detect wiring so a crossover cable is not required anymore. How old is the Mint laptop?

Not much detailed information but it might help.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...ring#section_3

DatSik 12-21-2012 10:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by michaelk (Post 4853120)
Is the laptop configured for DHCP?

Are the LED link lights illuminated on each computer? Most modern ethernet hardware can auto detect wiring so a crossover cable is not required anymore. How old is the Mint laptop?

Not much detailed information but it might help.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...ring#section_3

Thank you very much...but the mint laptop is only a few years old. It is a Dell studio 1737.

michaelk 12-21-2012 10:15 AM

Did you check to see if the LED link lights are illuminated?
Look at the output of the ethtool command. It will provide some status information on whether or not a link has been established.

sudo ethtool eth0


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