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Old 09-14-2004, 08:15 AM   #1
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Unhappy mandrake 9.2 & XPpro network problem


Hi !

I've got a problem with making a network between a mandrake 9.2 and a win XPpro.

in fact i have a computer with mandrake and another XP pro and the network works between the 2 XP.

On the mandrake I can ping 127.0.0.1 and my own IP (192.168.0.1), but i can't ping xp (IP 192.168.0.2) ; ifconfig says nothing's wrong, but 'ping 192.168.0.2' returns "Destination host unreachable"...


there's no firewall activated

I've looked in others forums, but I didn't find the solution...


PLEASE HELP ME !!!
 
Old 09-14-2004, 10:13 AM   #2
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What are you using to connect all of these PCs together?

Are all of the link lights illuminated?
 
Old 09-14-2004, 10:22 AM   #3
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I use an ethernet network

link lights are not illuminated (I think, but now I'm at school so I'm not sure...)
 
Old 09-14-2004, 10:28 AM   #4
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I use an ethernet network
I assumed the obivious I was asking for hardware information like how your PCs are connected and if you are using a switch, router or hub etc.
 
Old 09-14-2004, 10:32 AM   #5
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sorry, I didn't understand

my PCs don't use a hub, a switch..., they only are linked with a cross cable (it's only to share some files, and maybe the mandrake's internet connection)
 
Old 09-14-2004, 10:48 AM   #6
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The link light should be illuminated.
Verify the cable is actually inserted into the ethernet devices.
Verify the configuration of the ethernet card i.e. are the same i.e. 10 or 100MB & full or half duplex. The command line linux utility is mii-tool.
 
Old 09-14-2004, 10:51 AM   #7
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the cable is well inserted, the 2 cards are 10/100Mb

the network works with the 2 XP, but not with mandrake & XP
 
Old 09-17-2004, 03:03 AM   #8
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When i boot linux, i get this :

eth0 activation [FAILED]
 
Old 09-17-2004, 04:46 PM   #9
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On the mandrake I can ping 127.0.0.1 and my own IP (192.168.0.1), but i can't ping xp (IP 192.168.0.2) ; ifconfig says nothing's wrong, but 'ping 192.168.0.2' returns "Destination host unreachable"

the ip 127.0.0.1 on mandrake is the local loopback addy of ur mandrake machine so u r only pinging mandrake from mandrake.
To start at the beginning all 3 machines need addys so if winxp (1) is 192.168.0.1
winxp(2) is 192.168.0.2
then mandrake can be 192.168.0.3
all 3 machines will have the subnet mask of 255.255.255.0
Or if u r just networking xp to mandrake then 192.168.0.1 for xp and 192.168.0.2 for mandrake. Run the ICS wizard on xp (only) and this will assign the address for that machine for u.
So now u need to get your NIC in your mandrake machine working so u can activate it with the correct addy inserted in your network config.
In the bios do u have pnp set to yes?
When the machine boots does it find ur ethernet card?
Try dealing with these things first and if u have no success then we can take it from there.
 
Old 09-19-2004, 04:36 AM   #10
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I have only 2 machines : one with XP and Mandrake, and the other with only XP

but I'll try to do what you said, and tomorrow I'll tell you what it did...
 
  


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