I'm running RH9 on a Dell Latitude LS400, trying to connect to my WinXP desktop. I've set up the eth0 connection on the laptop (no problems setting up, device recognised and activates without any errors.) I then set the IP addresses to 10.0.0.5 for the laptop, 10.0.0.13 for the pc, subnet masks of 255.0.0.0. I'm not trying to connect to the internet, but as the laptop doesn't have any builtin cd-rom I need to connect to the pc so that I can ftp files over. Anyway, XP recognises that there is an active network, but I cannot get any sort of communication between the two.
The only error message I get from RH is that the destination host is unreachable. Both IP addresses are manually configured.