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Old 12-17-2012, 04:54 PM   #1
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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
 
Old 12-19-2012, 02:35 PM   #2
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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
 
Old 12-21-2012, 09:02 AM   #3
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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.
 
Old 12-21-2012, 09:15 AM   #4
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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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