Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I bought a Crosscable and wanted to configure my Server, like it's said in the Wiki.

But when I connect, I don't get wireless Internet and the Lan Adapter says I am connected, but I have no Internet and also can't access the server.

I need help please.

share|improve this question
Do you mean a crossover/patch cable? Ethernet? – hexafraction Aug 9 '12 at 18:27
yes I mean this one :) – Marcel Aug 9 '12 at 18:32

Ethernet crossover cables are only meant to be used to connect two computers. You can't use them to connect a computer with the internet.

share|improve this answer
No I connect to pcs and the one pc is also connected to the internet. – Marcel Aug 9 '12 at 20:27
That's something you have to include in the question. Is the PC over which you want to connect your server, running Windows or Linux? How does that one connect to the internet? – jPlatte Aug 11 '12 at 9:33
The Computer i want to connect have Linux and Windows, the computer who is connected to the Internet runs Linux. He is connected over an Lan Patchcable. And my Laptop will be connected with a Crossover Lancable over another Lan Pci Card. I have a connection, but no internet. – Marcel Aug 11 '12 at 12:14

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.