First of all: Wireless security. Do you use WPA encryption?
Ehm... Good point. I had some trouble loggin in to my router. Don't know why. Hard reset of everything with a plug did the trick.
I keep breaking my wireless connection though, by enabling encryption. It looks real easy, enter a key here, enter the same key there, press apply and *poef* gone is the connection. Can't get it back. Even the lights of my wireless card go out. Delete connection, disable encryption, create connection and I'm back online.
I have a good mind to safe encryption for later.
The first step is to get ping working for
After that the rest is a little smoother.
There may be firewall involved stopping pings.
Windows machines must belong to the same network
group. win98 can get a little tricky.
Luckily there are no Windows machines in my little network. That said, pinging around was proving difficult enough.
Still, now that I have access to my router all of a sudden, several pieces start to fall into place. I can ping and nmap both my router and my other computer. Which is good.
Are you using DHCP to assign your IP addresses or are they specified in '/etc/hosts'?
When you are pinging, are you using IP addresses (e.g., "ping 192.168.0.2") or named hosts (i.e., "ping machinename")?
Well, curious I tried both. But only the IP pings gave output. I assume that in order to look up machines by name, you need some sort of DNS registration.
What are the contents of '/etc/resolv.conf'?
# Generated by dhcpcd for interface eth0
Hm...ah! I can add a DDNS in my router so that I have a domain. I need to register of course. It gives me two choices, DynDNS and TZO. I'll have to look into that. Would I need it to access my stuff from other locations?
What is the output of 'route -n'?
Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface
192.168.1.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 eth0
127.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 255.0.0.0 U 0 0 0 lo
0.0.0.0 192.168.1.254 0.0.0.0 UG 0 0 0 eth0
Oh, I've also found my external drive. I can ping and nmap it. But alas I can't get access.... yet.
Ok. So now I've found my devices after I resetted router/modem/computers I can try to access one from the other?? It sure looks easy enough!
Next stop: Security