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can't get a simple peer-to-peer connection to work

  1. #1

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    windows 8

    can't get a simple peer-to-peer connection to work


    I recently purchased a laptop with windows 8 pre installed. I bought a crossover cable to connect it with my other linux laptop.


    I configured Win8 from
    start > control panel > network and internet > view network status and tasks >
    unidentified network > ethernet > properties > internet protocol version 4:


    These are the only steps that I need to do as far as I remember, back from the winxp days.

    I turned off (norton) firewall and wifi for good measure.

    I'm sad to report that this doesn't work. I feel that I'm missing something but I don't know what. Google search doesn't yield much.

    to prove that the linux laptop and the cable isn't the problem, I booted up a linux liveusb on the win8 laptop's hardware, and configured peer to peer there. it works.

    Anything I'm missing?


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 1
    Dual boot: Windows 8 Home Premium/Fedora 18

    I came here from Google looking for a solution to this and thought since nobody has responded I will offer a solution that worked for me.

    If you are running from the command line on Linux you need to configure your network as such:

    and on Windows:


    The gateway and netmask both need to be configured the same on both machines.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

can't get a simple peer-to-peer connection to work
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