From: Michael Treacy (delphi91 at domain hotmail.com)
Date: Sun 03 Oct 1999 - 20:18:26 IST
>From: Vincent Murphy <theDon at domain cs.ucc.ie>
>To: ilug at domain linux.ie
>Subject: [ILUG] new ethernet network
>Date: Sun, 3 Oct 1999 20:11:16 +0100
> i'm trying to set up a 10base-T ethernet at home. i've got a debian 2.2
>system (aka machine A) and a windows system (aka machine B). when i plug
>together, i get two green lights on the hub, which leads me to believe
>that the physical connection is ok. when i do `ifconfig eth0 down' or
>`ifconfig eth0 up' the light goes off and on, respectively.
> my problem is that i can't make these machines talk to each other (i'm
>just talking about a simple ping). i've followed the usual procedure for
>setting up a NIC and the eth0 device in linux, but they just don't seem
>to want to play ball.
> in short: `ping 127.0.0.1' works, as does ping your own IP, but ping
>the other machine's IP doesn't.
> the NIC on the debian machine is a 3c509 which seems to be working ok.
>the NIC on the windows machine is a NE2000 POS, but it seems to be fine
>according to the NE2000 linux driver (i used tomsrtbt).
> i'd provide diagnostics, but i don't know how to get them.
> comments, suggestions welcome. for now i'd like to verify that the
>ethernet works, and if it does try something else.
> should i try a crossover cable between the two NICs?
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if you are connecting both NIC's together without going through a hub, etc,
you NEED a cross-over cable. I was in the same boat as you, connecting up a
Linux Laptop and a Windoze '95 PC and couldn't get a sound out of either
until I used the crossover cable. Now everything is fine...Well, that's not
quite true - the windows pc has a Linux partition and I can contact that
without any difficulty, but I can't contact the Windows partition. Then
again, I'm not too worried about that...:)
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