Is DHCP installed by default in ver. 12.04 LTS?
I'm painfully lost. Is Precise Pangolin using DHCP with any device automatically (as in Auto Eth)? How can I know if the device is or isn't found?
If the device cannot find it's way from itself to the computer, then what configging is needed to make the two devices talk to each other?
Does application software have to be involved before the ethernet connection is established? I'm guessing that the firmware/hardware would at least acknowledge it's presence to the computer's ethernet jack.
I have set the Network Manager to add a wired connection with IP=169.254.5.12 and mask of 255.255.0.0. Nothing gets found.
Oh! One more thing. I have this install of Ubuntu running wifi, as I share costs of dsl with my neighbor who has the wifi-router in his apartment. Is it possible to use the wifi for internet connectivity and the ethernet for another use simultaneously?
AMD Athlon II X4 620, 4gig ddr2-800, m/b MSI K9N6PGM2, 400Gig SATA, EVGA 9500GT, Brother MFC-240C prntr, LG DVD-rom GSA-H55N