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I am not using the internet. I just want to be able to ping the gateway I configured, which is 192.168.0.1. I have a windows 10 laptop directly connected to the server. I can ping the server from the laptop with no problem but I cannot ping the laptop from the server. I checked the firewall settings on my windows 10 laptop and also made sure the laptop is discover-able. My home router is 192,168.0.1 but it should not matter since I am not on the internet. Can anyone give some guidance?

  • It's unclear what you're asking for. Do you want help with pinging the laptop or with pinging the gateway (or is the laptop the gateway)? – Chai T. Rex Nov 27 '17 at 21:09
  • I want help with pinging the gateway i configured statically in ubuntu. The laptop has another ip address that is not the gateway address. It's 192.168.0.10. I have an ethernet cable going from the laptop straight to the server (nothing in between). – Egan Nov 27 '17 at 21:11
  • I cannot ping the laptop. Would the reason for this be the fact that I can't ping the gateway? The server and the laptop are on the same network so I did not configure a gateway on the laptop but I configured one on the server because the configuration requires it. Did I do something wrong here? – Egan Nov 27 '17 at 21:16
  • Can you ping past the gateway (for example ping 8.8.8.8)? – Chai T. Rex Nov 27 '17 at 21:19
  • I am not connected to the internet. Would I still be able to ping 8.8.8.8? I'm sorry but I am new to linux. – Egan Nov 27 '17 at 21:23

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