Re: Simple network problem
On Sunday 22 September 2002 09:31, Robert Epprecht wrote:
> I want to link an old laptop to my pc.
> I have done this before using Debian potato on my pc and another (older)
> Linux installation on the laptop, so I know it is not a hardware problem.
> Now I have woody on both machines. The pc side works OK and I can use
> the network (if I boot my *old* Linux system on the laptop). But when I
> boot woody on the laptop I'm out of luck:
> ping pc
> ping: sendto: Network is unreachable
> (I can't ping from the pc to the laptop either).
> My knowledge/experience with networks is very limited,
> so I search a bit everywhere I can think of:
> As the link goes over a PCMCIA card I suspected a missing module or
> something, but I see with dmesg:
> eth0: NE2000 (DL10019 rev 05): io 0x300, irq 3, ...
> ifconfig shows lo only
> ifconfig eth0 up
> eth0: found link beat
> eth0: autonegotiation complete: 100baseT-FD selected
> But ping does still not work.
i am assuming that pcmcia services are up, and all modules needed for your
pcmcia card are loaded.
whats the output of ifconfig eth0 ? does it show an ip address, or is it
also, see /etc/network/interfaces, and make sure its defuned properly.
should look like that :
iface eth0 inet static
address 192.168.0.x < --- or what ever ip you use
if you had to modify this file, restart networking after doing so
(/etc/init.d/networking restart) and ifconfig again to see that the changed
after you will have your local networking set, you can add a routing entry to
your kernel routing table,
route add default gw x.x.x.x. <--- replace with the ip of your gateway.
you can use that to get out to the internet using your gateway. you will have
to add a rule to iptables on the gateway though..
> route shows only title lines, no entries.
> I think I must have missed a very basic installation/configuration step,
> but which one?
> Thanks a lot for your help,
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