network communication problem

Posted on 2003-02-22
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Last Modified: 2010-03-18
My issue is that when I connect my two computers together (both linux, one being a router I'm "trying" to create) they cannot communicate at all. The way they're connected is that my DSL line goes into the router's first NIC and then the second NIC connects to my switch's uplink port and my personal computer is connected to the switch. When they're connected in this way they cannot see each other let alone communicate. However, if I connect both computers to the switch and put the DSL line into the uplink port they can see and talk to each other just fine. Any answer would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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Gabriel Orozco earned 200 total points
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connect the second nic from your linux router pc, to a standar port in your switch, not to a uplink port. a uplink port is a cross-port, and it will not work against a normal network interfase card. :)

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ID: 8021200
Thanks. I don't know why I didn't realize that from the start. I did that and now it works. Thanks again. it was much appreciated. :D

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