Originally posted by michaelk
A crossover ethernet cable will work fine but you will need to setup TCP/IP if not already configured on the windows PC.
You will need to setup a static IP address for each computer. I don't use SuSE but I assume that you can use YAST2.
Set the windows PC for:
up a dos prompt box and type in the command
thanx everybody for their advice! i pretty much followed them and read tons of how-to?s, man-pages and "using samba" and tried every configuration i could imagine during last week. i got a second network (independent from the first one) now to install, only this with BNC cable.
on the crossover network i get at least sometimes to "smbclient -U% -L [server]" the answer that the client is on, sometimes its even master. on the BNC network i get only [server]. ping works on both networks only inside the machines. do i have broken netcards, cables or did i configure wrong? is there a way to check cables and cards?
and i got SuSE 8.2 in the mean time. but no improvements.
greeting from hoher flaming,