I need to be able to connect to my client's server from my laptop ethernet port using a cross cable. The server has no attached monitor/keyboard and only has a network card, which carries the following ip setup (for confidentiality, ip address has been changed). The ip setup is provided by the client's network administrator:
Server (win7 pro):
IP address : 10.18.120.20 Subnet : 255.255.255.0 Gateway : 10.18.120.1
In order to connect to the server via RDP, I configure the workgroup on the laptop to the server, and tried to configure the network setting for the network card attached to the cross cable to:
Laptop (win7 home):
IP address : 10.18.120.21 Subnet : 255.255.255.0 Gateway : 10.18.120.1
The network is connected (no errors under network connection) but i'm not able to ping the server nor can i ping my laptop from the server. Also, i can't even ping the server ip (10.18.120.20) from within the server itself! Firewall has been disabled. Please note that my laptop and the server is also connected to my office wlan - in fact i don't use the ethernet lan port.
What have I done wrongly? Thanks.
Tried disabling all other networks, no difference. One thing, on both laptop and server win7, the cross cable ethernet network is shown as "unidentified" and on public mode. I'm not able to change the public to work or home. The link on public is disabled. Also, I can ping the server cross cable assigned ip address from the server itself, while i can't ping the across cable laptop ip address from the laptop. No firewall is enabled.