Re: Networking Problem

Antony Stace (stacea@primus.com.au)
Wed, 29 Dec 1999 12:46:57 +1100


Daniel

If you are not using coxal cable then are you using a normal ethernet cable
or a cross-over cable. You need to use a cross over cable if you are
connecting two ethernet cards directly.

Cheers

Tony

----- Original Message -----
From: Daniel Zeaiter <daniel@academytiles.com.au>
To: <linux-net@vger.rutgers.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, December 29, 1999 12:29 PM
Subject: Networking Problem

> I am having trouble getting my network going.
>
> I have two computers connected to a network, both with 10\100 ethernet
> cards (one's a PCMCIA in a laptop, the other is a PCI, on a desktop).
> The laptop is running Win98 and the desktop is running RH Linux 6.1
> (Kernel 2.2.12).
>
> When I try to ping either machine, from either box, it either tells me
> "Host Unreachable" or "Operation Timed Out". However I have noticed,
> whenever I try to ping, the TX packet errors for the eth0 interface on
> the linux box go up , and up.
>
> Also, when I run a tcpdump, I get this message. ("matthew" is the
> hostname for the Win98 box, "daniel" for the Linux box, and "zeaiter" is
> the domain):
>
> 12:16:10.167.102 > arp who-has matthew.zeaiter tell daniel.zeaiter
> (0:10:b5:4:47:fb)
>
> Just in case it matters, it's not a 10Base2 network, but a 10BaseT
> network. And because there are only two computers in the network, I'm
> connect the network cards directly (with just one cable), without a hub.
>
> Thanks in advance!
> Daniel.
>
>
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>
> Daniel Zeaiter
> E-Mail: daniel@academytiles.com.au
> Phone: 0408 242 500
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