Networking :: How To Network Linux & Windows 7 With Dhcp
May 7, 2010
Trying to network three computers using dhcp.
Box 1: older Asus A7N8X-E deluxe w/onboard ethernet using dhcp
Box 2: new Asus M4A785-M Micro ATX w/onboard gigabit ethernet using dhcp
Laptop: Dell Studio 1745 w/Intel 5100 a/b/g wireless
Router: Linksys WRT54G set as dhcp server
Both windows boxes are set for workgroup "home"Laptop is "laptop.home"They can all connect outside to the internet but don't seem able to see each other, not even to ping each other.
I wonder if someone could please direct me to a really simple guide to adding a Linux Mint 10 PC to a Windows XP home network that gives clear instructions for the actions to be carried out in both Linux and Windows XP? The Linux box is connected to the router by ethernet cable. I have tried the Samba Setup Guide [URL] but it ends cryptically with "Now you need to setup your Windows PC for domain logins" and none of the IT folk I have asked at work know what that means.
I was setting up a new Linux box and router today and when I was looking to see if my custom DNS servers were being handed off in DHCP to my Ubuntu box I realized that the isp was shoving down onto my machines their dns suffix. Since I have configured my dhcp scope in the router to hand out a local dns suffix I am not sure why my suffix is not being used. Is there a way to use the .local dns suffix for both my linux and windows machines with dhcp instead of having to manually set the suffix?
I noticed tonight when I go to Places, Network, it will bring up an icon for Windows Network, and I can drill down to my Windows box. But I can't see the other Linux box (a laptop running Kubuntu), and the same behavior occurs on the laptop when trying to view the Linux desktop. The laptop is connected wirelessly, if that makes a difference. Each box can ping the others, but I don't yet know how to browse one Linux box from the other Linux box.
I setup the dnsmasq in debian squeeze as dhcp and dns server, for the debian host i assigned the static ip addresses, and configured the xp for dhcp. Windows XP network can't acquire DHCP address from debian squeeze with this error:
error unable to contact your dhcp server Request has timed out.
this is the tcpdump output in debian for the xp network:
15:12:10.631635 IP 0.0.0.0.bootpc > 255.255.255.255.bootps: BOOTP/DHCP, Request from 00:07:e9:a8:ea:93 (oui Unknown), length 300 15:13:16.611793 IP 0.0.0.0.bootpc > 255.255.255.255.bootps: BOOTP/DHCP, Request from 00:07:e9:a8:ea:93 (oui Unknown), length 300 15:13:16.611793 IP 0.0.0.0.bootpc > 255.255.255.255.bootps: BOOTP/DHCP, Request from 00:07:e9:a8:ea:93 (oui Unknown), length 300 15:12:42.631730 ARP, Request who-has 169.254.202.161 tell 169.254.202.161, length 4615:12:44.613568 ARP, Request who-has
I need to test network card throughput and speed between two computers, one is running Fedora and other running Windows 7. Usually I would use netperf to perform this task, however I can't find Windows build of netperf. Can anyone recommend any network evaluation tool, similar to netperf (clien/server) which has both Windows and Linux versions.
I am totally new to Linux and have just installed ubuntu 10.10. After configuring the network interface via dhcp I started getting these messages that come in so frequently I can't configure anything else.
Why I am getting this messages and more importantly how do I get rid of them.
I have got DHCP issues with Network Manager. Whenever I try to connect using static IP it works, but when I use use Netowork Manager with DHCP, it seems to try to connect and soon says "Network Disconnected"..I've managed to connect to wlan and eth using network, so there shouldn't be any hardware/driver issue.
I using ubuntu 9.04. It was connected to the network with the manual IP Settings. Now the server settings have changed and we are supposed to move to Auto Assign IP (DHCP). All the windows machines are working fine, those are connected to network and using internet. But the ubuntu machine is not getting connected. Is there any any additional setting required for DHCP?
My router is a DHCP Server.My Access Point is a DHCP Server.I'm wondering if it is really necessary and usefull.Is it possible to get an IP from the Router through the Access Point.For exemple I connect my laptop to the wifi Access Point and the IP is given by the router only.
Using debain 5.0.4 with webmin 1.500 and dhcp3.i have two subnets (192.168.1.0 & 192.168.2.0)at home. The debain dhcp server has 1 NIC using eth0 and eth0:1 (virtual).
I have configured the dhcpd.conf file using webmin, with a shared network, given the two subents are on the same physical network. each subnet has a pool of about 20 addresses.Problem is that when a host boots up which is under the 192.168.2.0 subnet (using its MAC add - no fixed ip assignment), it gets the associated DNS and gateway ip addresses for this subnet, however, the ip address is assigned from the 192.168.1.0 address pool.
I have checked the net extensivly finding all sorts of discussions and solutions. My problem occurs in the same manner irrespective of whether i connect a host direct to the dhcp server or via a (netgear) switch! Please can someone advise on what settings i might be missing, or do i need to set up DNS/DDNS and/or a firewall/router before this works properly?
I know there are tons of help guides out there for this, and I have looked at and tried them all. I am trying to do something really simple, and just can't seem to get it working. I have been trying on and off for the better part of a week now, with not much luck. What I am tyring to do is have a Ubuntu 10.10 server serve out DHCP addresses and be the DNS for the local network. The local network will have no internet access, so it only needs to know the names of the local server. My network setup is as follows:
1: Windows Vista web server 2: Ubuntu DHCP3 and BIND server to give IP's and resolve local names. 3: A bunch of tablet computers connected via dhcp to the network, that need to access the web server on the Windows machine.
I have DHCP working nicely, but it fails to propagate the hostnames to the tablet computers. Unfortunately I need this to work, as the tablets do not have the capability of having a 'hosts' file.I have tried just about every self-help guide I can find, and just can't seem to get this work. Everything seems to work fine except for the name resolution. Any help would be great, I don't have that much hair left to pull out!
I have a WET54g bridge that I am trying to get connected to a wireless network that only allows DHCP. The idea behind it is that I would like to connect the Cat6 out of the bridge to a switch allowing multiple wired computers to connect to the wireless network. The bridge will easily connect to the network once I put the WEP key in, however, there is a kink after that. When I connect the Cat6 to my computer and request an IP for that computer, it self assigns. This tells me that it is not talking to the wireless network through the bridge.
I can not find which IP address the bridge was assigned so that I can talk to it. The sub net is 255.255.240.0 which leaves quite a few possibilities. I know that the bridge is, however talking to the wireless network because the light is steady on the front of it which indicates just that. One other thing to stack on is that I know that there is a "splash page" which comes up when any computer connects. You click on the agreement and then you are allowed onto the network. How can I get my computer to talk through the bridge to the wireless network?
I have a client in Pittsburgh that has a Mac server and a Linux (RHEL) server on a LAN. They have a Netgear FVS 318v3 router on which they had a VPN running. They could do this because they had the router configured for IP-SEC and they only had Mac laptops as clients. I'm told Mac laptops can be configured to connect to IP-SEC VPNs, but Linux (I have Ubuntu) clients cannot.
I'm told that we need an PPTP VPN, and that the Netgear can not act as an endpoint, but can pass PPTP traffic to one of the servers if we set them up as a PPTP server.
We hired two different network consultants to set up the VPN, but neither one is able to set up a VPN to allow both the Mac and Linux laptops to connect.
Why is this so difficult? Lots of companies have VPNs that allow any client to connect.
Would it be better for us to purchase a different router that can act as a PPTP endpoint?
Do I want the router to act as a PPTP endpoint, or would it be better for me to use the Netgear and set up a PPTP service on one of the servers? Or, is there some better solution?
(although I'm running Solaris, I've posted here as I expect Solaris/LINUX is irrelevant) - more of a general network Q.I have a PC running Solaris 10 (hostname MARKUNIX) and a laptop running WinXP (hostname MARK-LAPTOP). Both are connected to broadband via a router. IP addresses for each are determined via DHCP (192.168.1.nn) and I do not leave either on, 24x7. I am running Oracle on MARKUNIX and want to be able to refer to it by hostname when using Oracle tools on my laptop.Each machine can ping each other ok by ip address and curiously the Solaris PC can ping MARK-LAPTOP (I'm not sure how it resolves that?) - importantly the laptop cannot ping MARKUNIX.Now I could add MARKUNIX to my laptops hosts file but that would mean changing the file each time I boot up as the ip address for MARKUNIX will keep changing (DHCP).
Is there a way to refer to MARKUNIX without having to keep changing ip addresses and use DHCP? As I understand it the 192.168 address is private and is not really the 'real' ip address and as such can be manipulated(fixed?) even whilst using DHCP?Am I right in thinking that a static ip from my broadband supplier is the ip of my connection (router) and I'll still have the same private network referencing issues?What I've covered above pretty much is the extent of my knowledge of networking so bear that in mind please.
Basically, I wanted to use the Bootp (PXE) protocol to boot a machine (my laptop) from my network instead of using USB/DVD boot medias to reinstall if need be. My router being a piece of crap, I couldn't setup the DHCP server to allow PXE packets. Confirmed from the manufacturer that it is not possible. Well for a $140 router, you would expect the opposite. Anyways, here I am with a small machine setup with Slack, no desktop environment (only CLI) and connected to my router (which I deactivated the DHCP) so the machine can act as a DHCP server. It works very well. However, I would like to install a few other utilities into that machine and for them to work, I need to put the machine between my cable modem and my router. Basically, here's the topology from outside):
Internet (ISP) --> Modem --> DHCP machine --> Router (no DHCP - acting as a switch) --> computers & printers
The problem is that I cannot connect to the modem from the computers on the network. Also I cannot access the internet (go on the WAN side) from the computers. From the computers (namely my laptop), I can ping the router, but cannot ping the interface where DHCP broadcast. Also I cannot ping the modem. From the router (using the web config page), I can ping the DHCP broadcast. From the DHCP machine, I can ping the modem. In the DHCP server, I setup the eth0 (the interface where the modem connect to) as a DHCP assigned IP so it can obtain the IP from the modem. The eth1 (the interface where DHCP broadcast) is static. All my machines obtains a IP from the DHCP machine without a hiccup.
I decided to take the plunge and change the existing static ip configuration for my home network to a dynamic (DHCP) configuration. The DHCP server in this new network config is my gt701-wg actiontec DSL modem.
I am facing an annoying problem with the wireless network of my university.The network is open, doesnt have wpa/wep, and once connected when requesting any page in the browser it gets redirected to a login page. Basically any pc running windows works fine, however if the os is linux-based than the pc connects just fine, it gets an ip, but the login page never loads. I have tried several browsers, several machines, even my android smartphone is locked out as well as all my friends running ubuntu, arch linux and others linux distros.The technical support never answered my email, and it's now 3 weeks that we are all without internet.
I've noticed over the past few months that my internet connection speed (D/Ls, browsing) are getting incredibly slow, but only on my linux box (my laptop, for instance, is fine - in fact, I'm dual-booting with WinXP and it isn't happening there, so I think I've managed to narrow it down to the OS alone):
I have installed Fedora 10 on my A860 Dell Vostrol Laptop with AR242X Atheros Wireless card. Wireless card worked out of the box and i could detect wireless network and connect to it. But i have a problem that, my wireless connection is not able to get IP address from the DHCP server. Please help me out what can i do to get this working. I am using WEP security and authentication is open system.
I have windows 7 beta installed on the same machine and on that wireless network works fine so i am sure that there is no problem with the wirless network. I am using DIR-300 router from D-LINK. I tried to see packet log on wireshark and there i see that there is no reply to the DHCP discover message. Actually i don't see any RX packets at all. Which is not normal as there is traffic on the network.
I've been using slackware for many years. I think I started with Slack 8. I know how to configure the network, I've had this same POS Dell computer for a few years now but the other day I tried to go to a different distro (first mistake) everything worked fine but it was not for me. Once you go slack you never go back! Anyway I had slack on here prior to the change and it all worked fine. I'm running slack 13 and all of a sudden my network is slow as balls! I set it up as I always have so I did some research and tried a few things, nothing worked. So i enabled DHCP and its fine now.. I have a dell xps 420. onboard intel nic. worked fine when i first installed slack 13. Anyone have any clue what to do? I would like my static IP on this machine.
I'm trying to install CentOS 5.4 from my local repo, booting the server from centos54-netinstall iso (vmware). I write "linux URL..." during boot. I eventually get prompted for network config, where I choose manual configuration. Hitting OK ignores my config and defaults back to dhcp, which won't work since I don't have any dhcp server available.Whats wrong? Is there a bug in anaconda?
when I try to access the shares from a Win98 laptop. The server name shows up in the Network Neighborhood (freaking childish names!) but when I double-click it, Win98 keeps asking me for the password for the \SHOPIPC$ connection. I have deleted the .pwl file on the Win98 and logged in using the same user/pass combination as I do on the Linux. On the Linux, I ran 'smbpasswd -a derek' and supplied my password.Windows XP sees the server just fine, but Windows 98 just does not want to play nice. Is there any thing that I can do to fix this without breaking the connection to the XP box or the Linux laptop?
I have been routing network traffic based on MAC addresses, so we can distribute traffic evenly over a series of WAN IP addresses.Everything seems to be going well, but I have a very curious problem. One of the users can connect to the network without problem, but I don't see him in my network administration application (neither his MAC address or leased IP address).At the same time, I'm trying to identify other unknown computers on my network based on MAC addresses I don't have on file.
I am trying to share folders between my laptop and desktop. The desktop runs Ubuntu 10 ,and the laptop I'm dual-booting between pclinux OS and another OS. I can't see either machine from either machine. The desktop shows a "windows network" when I go to the network location in file manager. When I run PC Linux, I can't even see the desktop which runs Linux as well, and I've tried to configure shares in the PC Linux OS Control Center, but I obviously failed. I installed gshare on the Ubuntu machine, and PC Linux has GUI tools(whew!) to configure NFS, SMB, and Deb-whatever the other one's name is. As a new convert, I've went into properties,permissions, because it's what I'm familiar with. I just wish someone would tell me if I should maybe just go back to the other OS or not, as I've had so many problems every since trying the switch. I really like this system, but it seems as if you need to be some kind of computer programmer or something to be able to do the most basic things (install software,wireless,share files). I'm not a stupid person, and what I lack in knowledge, I compensate for in desire to learn.
I have an ubuntu 11,04 samba domain server, I want to also configure this machine to work as a dhcp server, however this have give me some issues with te windows 7 workstations, my guest is that it have something to do with the iptables because those station do join the samba domain went both server and workstation are conected to a router.
This is the script I use at boot
#FOR SHARED INTERNET /sbin/iptables -P FORWARD ACCEPT /sbin/iptables --table nat -A POSTROUTING -o eth2 -j MASQUERADE
I haven't test it with windows xp station but I have use the same code in the past with no problems, and since this is my first time joining windows 7 station i belive there must be some other port that need fowarding.