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June 23, 2010

Simple Networking Problem



I have 2 laptops connected by a lan cable - from 1 laptop network card to the other.

the first laptop is an Asus eeePc that runs a modified version of debian.
this one is connected to the internet and i simply want the other one to connect to the internet via the lan cable.


the "server" has 2 connections:
1. one for connecting to the internet via a dialup mobile connection (i checked and this connection is shared)

2. the 2nd connection: "Local Area Connection" defined this way:
IP address:
subnet mask:
+ it is also marked as 'shared'
that's all, no Gateway/DNS/Wins defined


the "client" (Debian 5.0 Lenny) has its own "Wired connection" defined this way:
Configuration: Static IP address
ip addreess:
subnet mask:

my problem is that the client ( cannot open web pages even if it sees just fine the server's files.

please let me know what can i do to fix this.


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