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Re: absurdly simple LAN problem - SOLVED?

On 19 Sep 2005, Wackojacko wrote:
> Anthony Campbell wrote:
> >On 17 Sep 2005, Anthony Campbell wrote:
> >
> >After some more experimentation I seem to have got ping to work in both
> >directions, by means of the following:
> >
> >1. There is a page in the router set-up which shows attached devices;
> >the laptop appears here as, for some reason.
> >
> >2. I removed (instead of just stopping) shorewall and also bastille on
> >both machines.
> >
> >I can now ping in both directions, using the above IP address for the
> >laptop. I don't fully understand what is happening but at least it seems
> >to be working so far.
> >
> >Anthony
> >
> >
> Anthony
> I have a netgear router which allows me to assign fixed LAN addressess 
> to my connected PC's so they always get the same address no matter which 
>   order they are switched on.  This may help you, or it may not :), 
> check the router manual.
> Wackojacko

Thanks; yes, I've noticed this too but haven't tried it yet. However, by
using the above everything seems to be working and I can ssh
in both directions.


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