View Full Version : [ubuntu] lan connection settings for hardy

January 30th, 2009, 04:03 AM
1)can anyone please tell me how to connect my laptop running hardy to
a friends laptop running windows
2)also i need information about lan settings(wired) as we have a lan network connecting all 500 computers in the hostel.i just cannot figure out how to connect.in windows my friends use lanscan software.is there a similar one for hardy?

January 30th, 2009, 04:28 AM
On the Panel of your Desktop (by default in the upper right corner in the Notification Area) you should see a launcher for the Network Monitor. If not, right click on a empty space at the panel => add to panel => Notification Area

Right click and it gives you Informations about and let you edit the Connection, left click and it shows all existing Networks. Hope this helps.

January 30th, 2009, 04:37 AM
1) A direct connection will require a crossover cable. You'll need to set up both machines with similar IP Addresses, and you'll need Samba to share files from Ubuntu to Windows. Technically, you also need Samba to access shared Windows files, but the client comes pre-installed.

2) I presume there is a DHCP server to manage addresses.