Re: absurdly simple LAN problem
On 16 Sep 2005, Clive Menzies wrote:
> On (16/09/05 12:13), Anthony Campbell wrote:
> > Under LAN IP setting, the entry for "Use Router as DHCP server" is
> > ticked. The help file says:
> > Use Router As DHCP Server
> > The MR814v2 router is set up by default as a DHCP (Dynamic Host
> > Configuration Protocol) server, which provides the TCP/IP configuration
> > for the all the computers that are connected to the router.
> > Unless told to change these settings by your ISP, leave the Use Router
> > As DHCP Server check box checked.
> > If your ISP has you clear this check box, you must have another DHCP
> > server within your network or else you must manually configure the
> > computer.
> > * Starting IP Address: This box specifies the first of the
> > * contiguous addresses in the IP address pool. 192.168.0.2 is the
> > * default start address. Ending IP Address: This box specifies the
> > * last of the contiguous addresses in the IP address pool.
> > * 192.168.0.51 is the default ending address.
> I noticed that your IP addresses are .20 and .22 respectively which
> given the pool starting address would suggest they've been set manually.
> Try editing /etc/network/interfaces to :
> # The loopback network interface
> auto lo
> iface lo inet loopback
> # The primary network interface
> auto eth0
> iface eth0 inet dhcp
> For the laptop wifi it will probably be eth1
> Make sure dhcp3-client is installed on both.
No better, I fear. This is now looking a more difficult problem than I
thought it would be.
Seemingly I can still ping the desktop from the laptop but not the
reverse. Ifconfig on the laptop now shows an inet address of 192.168.0.3
for eth1, which seems odd; but pinging that doesn't work either.
I'm very grateful to everyone for their suggestions but I'm starting to
think it's about time to give up :-(
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