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leonsmit2003 01-02-2008 09:12 PM

Networking two linux boxes
Hi, Guys

I'm pretty new to this networking and I need some help here....I have a Linux mint 4.0 box which is connected to a wireless AP. The AP acts as a DHCP server I get an address Snet g/w My link is encrypted. There is an XP box wired to the AP which my landlord uses. My 'wireless' Mint box also has a onboard lan card with a static address snet with no g/w which I connect to an Ubuntu server 7.04 with a cross-over. I want to network the two linux boxes but I'm not able to ping each other. The Ubuntu box I have set a static ip address snet with no g/w. For starters I just want the 2 linux boxes to talk to each other as I want to create a samba server on the Ubuntu box. How come I can't ping each other? How can I ping from a specified interface? Any help would be great!!

Shade 01-02-2008 09:15 PM

With this setup, your two interfaces will need to have different subnets. It's going to route to a particular subnet through a particular interface. I'd try putting the wired half of this on 192.168.1.x for example. Then, you should be golden with the crossover cable.

leonsmit2003 01-02-2008 09:21 PM

thanks for that Shade - I'll give it a try now

leonsmit2003 01-02-2008 09:30 PM

worked like a bomb!! thanks for that. Now would it be possible to connect the Ubuntu box to the web?

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