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Previously, these machines were connected with a
crossover cable, and they could talk to each other.
But now, there is a DSL modem, and router that
is not configured right.
I have installed DSL on the XP side, and it is working well.
Now, I'm trying to get it to work on Linux. First and
foremost, I need the two Linux machines to talk to each
other, through the router. Internet is secondary.
Wireless is completely unnecessary, and unwanted.
So far, I can't even ping the modem, or router, so
some fundamental configuration is needed.
The IP addresses are what is configured on the XP side.
2 XP/Linux dual boot machines
192.168.2.2 - white
192.168.2.3 - red
(Westell) DSL modem with Verizon
Belkin Wireless G router
Linux: Redhat 3.2
I want the private network to be called:
The IP addresses need to be static.
Here is some analysis.
[root@red notes]# ping 192.168.1.1
connect: Network is unreachable
[root@red notes]# ping 192.168.1.47
connect: Network is unreachable
Fortunately, the machine can ping itself.
# Do not remove the following line, or various programs
# that require network functionality will fail.
192.168.2.3 red.testrac.com red
192.168.2.2 white.testrac.com white
127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost
Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface
192.168.2.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 eth0
169.254.0.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.0.0 U 0 0 0 eth0
127.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 255.0.0.0 U 0 0 0 lo
The problem i see is that you are on two different subnets. You are probably using a netmask of 255.255.255.0 and 192.168.1.0 cannot access 192.168.2.0. An easy fix would be to put them all on one subnet or change the netmask to 255.255.0.0. Another way would be to implement some routing rules on the router so that the router can route the two different subnets accordingly.