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Old 02-16-09, 20:47
gohansolo gohansolo is offline
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Default Crossover cable between XP and Ubuntu laptops

This is not exactly using a crossover cable. The XP laptop has a network card to switch automatically between normal and crossover mode, so I coud use either CAT5e normal or CAT5e crossover.

I have successfully linked the two when the dual-boot Ubuntu/XP is running XP:
  1. I had setup both computers to the same domain and different computer names (needs to be done only once if never used with other networks)
  2. Connect regular cable (remember, I have a auto-crossover network card)
  3. Enable both Ethernet connections and wait for them to become "Limited or no connectivity"
  4. "Repair" the Ethernet connection on one laptop and wait for it to become "Limited or no connectivity" (1)
  5. Try to browse for the other computer. (I did via. the connect network drive dialog's search method)
(1) I don't recall having not tried this step and whether it worked or not. I also don't want to try right now (I'd have to restart the dual-boot Ubuntu/XP and go into XP to try).

I'm now trying to hook up the auto-crossover XP computer to the dual-boot while its running Ubuntu.
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Old 02-17-09, 20:23
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Default Re: Crossover cable between XP and Ubuntu laptops

Most likely going to be a linux config issue.
Can you ping from one to the other?
Have you configured SAMBA correctly?
Old 02-17-09, 22:06
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Default Re: Crossover cable between XP and Ubuntu laptops

I got it working via. configuration of ifconfig.

I do want to know how to setup my windows machine to be a router for my Ubuntu one.
(I got them to talk with Apache on my XP, but they connected without any "Limited or no connetivity" when I set both IP addresses and gateways for their ethernet connections.)
I'll show setup in a Windows INI config file style where each [name] is a simple description of the object in question.
Do I need more software to make my XP machine act as a gateway? If so, can I configure it so it only allows access between mine and the internet (as in: not other computers on the local network)?
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