How to Connect Ubuntu to Windows With a Crossover Cable

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A crossover cable allows two computers to comminicate without the need of a hub or switch.

A crossover cable is used to connect two network cards directly without the need to use a hub or switch. Ubuntu is a Linux distribution; its ease of use and good support make it popular with beginners and power users alike. You can use a crossover cable to use the Ubuntu as a server for testing networking software on your Ubuntu server. You will have to configure the IP address manually in order for the two computers to communicate with each other.

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Windows

Step 1

Connect the crossover cable to the network port of both the Ubuntu and the Windows computers.

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Step 2

Go to the "Start" menu and type "netcpl.cpl" in the "Run" or "search programs and files" field and press "Enter."

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Step 3

Right-click on "Local Network connection" and select "Properties."

Step 4

Select "TCP/IP V4" and click "Properties."

Step 5

Select "Use the following IP address" and enter 192.168.1.1 in the "IP address" field.

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Step 6

Click on the "Subnet mask" field to fill it automatically. Click "OK."

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Ubuntu

Step 1

Press "CTRL + ALT + F1" to open a terminal.

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Step 2

Type "sudo ifconfig eth0 192.168.1.2 netmask 255.255.255.0 up" and press "Enter."

Step 3

Type your password and press "Enter."

Step 4

Press "CTRL + ALT + F7" to go back to the graphical interface.

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