I am using Ubuntu 11.04 on a Dell Inspiron. I use internet through a ADSL router used my several other computers at home. I want to connect my laptop to a Toshiba Satellite with Windows 7 through LAN. I have connected a network wire between the two laptops but the Windows machine says that I am connected to an 'Unidentified network' and the Ubuntu Machine tries to connect to the network but eventually says 'Wired Network Disconnected' no matter how many times it try to connect.
There must me something wrong with my settings. Can anyone help me out? I want to eventually be able to use the same keyboard and mouse in these two machines using Synergy and I also want to share files.