I hope to be able to set up a local network between my PC now running only Mint Bianca, via Ethernet connection to wi-fi modem router, and my Laptop running Windows XP Pro with wi-fi connection to the same modem router. Both connections to the router are working well.
I am having some difficulty with the forms in Bianca Networking - I have set up a location but the next form requires a domain name - if I state that it implies connection to the public net - I don't want to do that in my local network. If I did, I presume it would have to be the domain name provided by my ISP - I have no other.
This PC's network address is 126.96.36.199, the router/gateway is 188.8.131.52, and the laptop is 184.108.40.206 - I have just checked that in the laptop - where TCP/IP is enabled. But I can't ping the laptop. Trace route doesn't find it either, and it is running.
When this network is set up, I want to use it to copy files - there is a worrying entry in the networking FAQs about that. Can you reassure me?
I shall be grateful for any advice.
Yours hopefully, -