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Re: [SLE] Baffled newbie trying to reach Win 98 LAN (was NT)
  • From: Peter Lewis <lewisp@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2002 14:12:55 +0100
  • Message-id: <200204161311.g3GDBM803707@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
OK testing settings on SuSE machine, the best way that I know (as always with
linux there must always be a better way!).

As root type in the command:

ifconfig -a

Then as any user type in the commands

netstat -tn
netstat -rn

See what you get.


On Tuesday 16 April 2002 1:39 pm, you wrote:
> On Tuesday 16 April 2002 18:51, Peter Lewis wrote:
> - there is a ping in win98 (C:\windows\ping.exe) and it can be run from a
> - dos-box with the target host's ip address. For example:
> -
> - ping
> -
> OK, the ping timed out when I tried from one of the Win 98 SE machines.
> Just got to thinking, how do I check my IP address from SuSE on my SuSE
> computer? -
> - I am not conversant with the LinkSys router, does it have a dhcp server?
> Do - the hosts (SuSE and win98) fetch their ip address from a dhcp server?
> -
> Well, the specs in my manual state that the protocol used is CSMA/CD. This
> doesn't tell me much. From the web info at it looks
> as if my model (BEFSR41 v.2) supports DHCP and (?) DNS for sure, but the
> info appears to be mainly limited to reviews or troubleshooting.
> I hope this helps provide some background info that can help to localize
> the problem.
> Cheers,
> Brian

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