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    Ubuntu netbook to Ubuntu PC ICS Problem

    I have managed to share my internet connection from my aspireone netbook (Ubuntu 9.10) to my PC running XP. This seems to work fine - after I unplug the lan connection and then reconnect. However, if I try to do the same with another Ubuntu PC(9.10), it just says "no connection". I have checked all the settings on network manager like sharing etc and nothing seems to work. I have also tried a cross-over cable. Still no luck. I even downloaded firestarter - still no joy. What can be the problem?

    My netbook is connected via wifi to my router. I know that the simplest solution is to buy a usb wifi for my PC, but this seems to be a waste and it doesn't suite me to do this.

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    Re: Ubuntu netbook to Ubuntu PC ICS Problem

    So, the wire is the shared port?
    The netboot remains able to connect - even if the client cant?
    How does the client get IP address?
    Can client ping netbook - or vice-versa?
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    Re: Ubuntu netbook to Ubuntu PC ICS Problem

    • The Netbook connects to the Internet without problems
    • The wired port is connected to the PC (LAN cable)
    • The Netbook is connected to the router via WiFi and then to the Internet
    • I think the client obtains the IP address automatically via Network Manager
    • How do I ping the client if I can't see the IP of the client on my Netbook?
    Last edited by bluebriant; July 24th, 2010 at 08:12 AM. Reason: left out "cable"

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    Re: Ubuntu netbook to Ubuntu PC ICS Problem

    Check ifconfig -a on client to get IP information. The netbook wired connection and the PC will need addresses in the same subnet.
    This wireless ICS might have sume useful information - but it's the wrong-way-around (wireless client to wired "server").
    Last edited by Iowan; July 24th, 2010 at 04:49 PM.
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    Re: Ubuntu netbook to Ubuntu PC ICS Problem

    My system is now up and running. A bit mysterious, but I hooked up my LAN cable to my spare Netbook, made sure that eth0 was shared to other computers and now I am running

    Network Manager really works! Thanks for the help.

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    Re: Ubuntu netbook to Ubuntu PC ICS Problem

    Glad it works - if it STAYS fixed, you can use the Thread Tools to mark this one [SOLVED].
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