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From the Linux machine I can ping the Windows XP machine on my LAN, but not vice-versa. This is a problem because I installed Samba in order to share a printer attached the Linux machine. From Windows there is no indication of the Linux machine on the network.
I used the drakwizard to install Samba, and told it to share all printers with no restrictions.
Networking on the XP machine is fine: I can ping router, etc. from it.
I have discovered that although I can ping from the Linux machine out to another machine on the LAN and get a response, it is not possible to ping the localhost. When I attempt to ping the local IP address or "localhost" the terminal window I am working in freezes. Under Windows this behavior would indicate that something is buggered up with the local networking properties. Under Linux I presume it indicates a problem, but am not sure since this is a new OS to me.
Well today I pinpointed the source of the problem. My LAN now has 3 Mandrake 10.0 machines and 1 Windows XP machine. I was able to determine that 2 of the Linux boxes that are using the D-Link DFE-530TX+ NIC are exhibiting the problem described above: Able to ping out and get a response, Unable to be pinged from another machine and unable to ping localhost.
The 3rd Linux box uses a "Lite-On" card and it's network communication is fine.
I am starting a new post under "Harware", which seems more appropriate, to see if this card can be made to work. The CD contains a Linux folder w/ source code and instructions to build a driver. Although I am new to Linux, the compile process generated errors when run as instructed which seemed to indicate that the instructions were for a much earlier version of Linux than the one I have.
Anyway, thanks for the help. Once we get past this we will be ontrack with our original purpose which is a small office LAN with Linux and Open Source solutions for Office needs.