Network with 2 linux pcs via eth0

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Network with 2 linux pcs via eth0

Postby luizgguidi on Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:01 pm

Hey guys,

I was wondering if anyone could help. I've been using Ubuntu for some time but got a bit tired of it and wanted to try something new so switched on to Mint.

However, I can't connect it to my other linux computer (xubuntu) via ethernet. The eth0 driver and cable is working properly as it connects to my internet router if I try to get internet from it. However, when I plug the cable to my xubuntu system, it doesn't. Critically, that system had been networking before with no problem so it is something in my new LM system

I have set up IPs for both of them (different for each, using 'ifconfig'). I have installed samba and its related packages. When I plug it in, it attempts connection and I can ping each computer and even access its shared directories but the connection is never 'established' and eventually drops. I've set up IPv6 as ignore in both

Here are some of the info that might be relevant/useful

sudo lshw -C network
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  *-network               
       description: Network controller
       product: BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN
       vendor: Broadcom Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:0b:00.0
       version: 01
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
       configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=0
       resources: irq:16 memory:efdfc000-efdfffff
  *-network
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX
       vendor: Broadcom Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
       logical name: eth0
       version: 02
       serial: 00:15:c5:ad:c3:19
       size: 100Mbit/s
       capacity: 100Mbit/s
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=b44 driverversion=2.0 duplex=full latency=64 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100Mbit/s
       resources: irq:17 memory:ef9fe000-ef9fffff
  *-network
       description: Wireless interface
       physical id: 2
       logical name: wlan0
       serial: 00:1c:26:41:32:7c
       capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
       configuration: broadcast=yes driver=b43 driverversion=3.5.0-17-generic firmware=666.2 ip=192.168.0.19 link=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg


Also,
sudo ifconfig
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eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:15:c5:ad:c3:19 
          inet6 addr: fe80::215:c5ff:fead:c319/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:3109 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:3524 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:1137808 (1.1 MB)  TX bytes:515515 (515.5 KB)
          Interrupt:17

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback 
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:6128 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:6128 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:621507 (621.5 KB)  TX bytes:621507 (621.5 KB)

wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1c:26:41:32:7c 
          inet addr:192.168.0.19  Bcast:192.168.0.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::21c:26ff:fe41:327c/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:957414 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:821320 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:1190337678 (1.1 GB)  TX bytes:141410305 (141.4 MB)


And,
sudo gedit /etc/network/interfaces
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# interfaces(5) file used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8)
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback


Help would be very much appreciated!

Many many thanks!
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Re: Network with 2 linux pcs via eth0

Postby vis.15 on Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:12 am

If you are trying to connect two computers together with an Ethernet cable, you need a cross-over cable.
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Re: Network with 2 linux pcs via eth0

Postby luizgguidi on Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:31 pm

I am indeed using a cross over cable but still can't connect!

Any help would be most welcome!
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