Based on host unreachable, your ifconfig
status may show your IP address for that workstation is not on the same network as the server/router
--if you need to investigate/diagnose the problem and no network/sys admin is available to help ?, then you can check various network setups to find out some additional info for your network..http://www.comptechdoc.org/os/linux/use ... icnet.htmlhttp://www.ibm.com/developerworks/libra ... index.html
Basically you have to
- Check your routers web interlace and see the status of the network and devices (printers, client computers and any other resources (media streaming devices, email services etc..))
- Check that the client (the computer you connect from ) see the router's gateway as being UP and active..
--that's a windows example, however the Linux one would be similar, just like a windows, apple or Linux desktop services or look will be similar
[windows: ipconfig, ping, netstat]
[linux: ifconfig, ping, netstat (netbios status using names)]
Your own research will get you more detailed or more specifically useful to you guides/youtube examples or howtos: looking will find them
--and yes the desktop has nothing to do with the network interface failure (host unreachable)
--the network service: router and your client network device has to be ready and running..