I have a laptop running CrunchBang linux (debian based) and a Windows 7 desktop. I use the desktop only for working on SQL Server and Visual Studio and use the laptop for everything else.
From the laptop, I use a wireless router to connect to internet, which gets its internet from a DSL internet connection cable. For the desktop, I simply connect a LAN cable to one of the router's empty LAN ports.
I have now bought a Crossover cable with the intention of connecting both these machines.
I don't want to share the internet connection.
I want to be able to connect to the SQL Server residing in the Windows 7 machine to do some practice. I know that I need to use an rdp client to access a windows machine. I connected both machines using the cable, but I am not sure I am actually connected. Windows 7 machine shows as connected to
Unidentified network and has a warning symbol at the bottom of the Network Connections tray icon.
How do I ensure that I am connected to the Windows 7 machine from my laptop?