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Re: absurdly simple LAN problem

On Thu, Sep 15, 2005 at 03:18:43PM +0100, Anthony Campbell wrote:
> I've struggled with this one for months! Much perusing of HOWTOs and
> googling hasn't helped.
> I have two computers, desktop and laptop, and a wireless router and ADSL
> modem. Both machines reach the internet without problems, one via a
> cable link to the modem, the other via  a wireless link to the router.

How is the wireless router connected to the modem and/or desktop system?

Maybe an ascii-art diagram of the entire network would help.


> However, they do not communicate with each other. I cannot ping from one
> to the other though I can ping localhost on each. Turning off the
> firewall (shorewall) does not help.
> I've tried adding the appropriate IP values ( and
> to the respective /etc/hosts and /etc/hosts.allow, but it
> makes no difference.
> I'd like to be able to set up ssh or NFS but I can't because of the
> communication failure.
> Is what I'm trying to do even possible? Or am I missing something
> obvious?
> Anthony
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