Simple Networking Problem

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June 23, 2010 at 07:01:00
Specs: Linux i686 - debian
Hello,

I have 2 laptops connected by a lan cable - from 1 laptop network card to the other.

the first laptop is an Asus eeePc that runs a modified version of debian.
this one is connected to the internet and i simply want the other one to connect to the internet via the lan cable.

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the "server" has 2 connections:
1. one for connecting to the internet via a dialup mobile connection (i checked and this connection is shared)

2. the 2nd connection: "Local Area Connection" defined this way:
IP address: 192.168.0.4
subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
+ it is also marked as 'shared'
that's all, no Gateway/DNS/Wins defined

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the "client" (Debian 5.0 Lenny) has its own "Wired connection" defined this way:
Configuration: Static IP address
ip addreess: 192.168.0.3
subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
Gateway: 192.168.0.4

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my problem is that the client (192.168.0.3) cannot open web pages even if it sees just fine the server's files.

please let me know what can i do to fix this.

thanks,
Andy


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#1
June 23, 2010 at 07:05:56
What DNS server is configured at the client 192.168.0.3 ?
I guess it's a DNS problem.

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#2
June 23, 2010 at 07:10:15
The client has no DNS defined.
What value shall i use there? 192.168.0.4 (the ip of server)?

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#3
June 23, 2010 at 07:20:47
If that machine (192.168.0.4) has running a DNS service, yes.
Otherwise, you have to use the ip address of the DNS server of your provider.

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#4
June 23, 2010 at 07:59:05
yes, i used the DNS i got in the dialup connection but ddn't work (:

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#5
June 23, 2010 at 08:17:44
You need to engage bridging or ICS between the hosts two nics. No gateway or dns entry on the 2nd nic. Need crossover cable from nic to nic not patch unless card(s) support mdix. 2nd machine has the gateway 192.168.0.1 as dns.

Note: when you engage ICS the host nic will be 192.168.0.1 and the 2nd pc nic will be x.x.x.2


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