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Networking with Windows [solved]

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Hi all,

 

I am having a problem with Mandrake 10.0. I am trying to link up my laptop running mdk10 to my winXP desktop system. I set the cards to the following settings:

 

WinXP

Static IP: 192.168.0.1

Subnet: 255.255.255.0

 

MDK10

Connection Type: LAN
Net Device: eth0: National Semi|DP83810 10/100 Ethernet
Static IP: 192.168.0.2
Subnet: 255.255.255.0
Track network card id: Yes
Network Hotplugging: Yes
Start at boot: Yes
Host name: localhost
DNS Server 1: 192.168.0.2
Gateway: 192.168.0.1

 

It already goes wrong when booting the system. It says

 

Bringing up interface eth0: [FAILED]

 

Windows says that a network cable is unplugged, so apparantly it cannot see the laptop. Most likely because the net device can not be initiated by mdk10. The card is OK, the cable plugged in. And it already says failed after 1 sec, so I guess there's something wrong with my settings so it doesn't try to connect at all. Any clues ?

Edited by iNFERiON

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Just a wild shot in the dark thought - are you connecting the two computers together directly, rather than through a hub or switch? If so, did you use a crossover cable? A crossover cable is needed for a direct connection.

 

http://compnetworking.about.com/od/network...f_crossover.htm

http://www.homenethelp.com/web/explain/abo...t-crossover.asp

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Hmm, yeah, they are directly connected. Not sure if the current line is crossover though. I'll try connecting one that is for sure to see if it makes a difference.

 

Edit: Ah, simple as that, that was it :P Thanks :)

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