My desktop with Ubuntu 16.04 has no wifi but has an ethernet connection.
My laptop with Ubuntu 17.x has Wifi.
I've bought a crossover cable which has been checked and works.
Has IP address of 192.168.1.254
Desktop with Ethernet
Wired Connection set under Ipv4 Settings with manual connection (method) to: 192.168.1.90/24 with gateway 192.168.1.69. Automatically connect to this network when available is checked.
Interface: name is eth0
Wifi connection set to automatic DHCP and assigned 192.168.1.69.
I've tried setting this to "Shared to other computers" but then the interface isn't even assigned an IP. Pinging from desktop fails.
I've tried setting this to manual and entering 192.168.1.88 and then I can ping it once I've reset the network manager but that's it. At least the ethernet connection now has an IP.
Interface: name for ethernet is enp14s0,wifi name is wlp7s0
I've tried following every other question and answer tutorial I can find and none of them work the way they're supposed to. All I wish to do is use the internet connection from a laptop on the desktop via an ethernet crossover.
Any help appreciated