I do not have physical access to the wireless router that I use (shared living agreement), so I cannot connect my RasPi (Model B) to the router via Ethernet. However, I am running a Windows 7 64-bit machine that connects over WiFi and has an unused Ethernet port.
I've set up Internet sharing and bound the Ethernet port to be the device that shares the Internet, and I'm running Debian Wheezy (2012-07-15 build) on my RasPi on an 8 GB SD card. However, when I plug the Ethernet cable into the RasPi and my local Win7 box, nothing seems to work on the RasPi side.
I get tx/link lights on my Windows machine as well as the RasPi, but when I run
ifconfig, I get eth0 with 12 tx packets, 0 errors, 0 dropped, etc - and no IP bound to it.
I've tried editing
/cat/networking/interfaces and tried to enable eth1-9 (this seems to be a weird bug that some users report where eth0 isn't the properly bound device), but all fail when I do
sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart except eth0.
Google has failed me so far - what's the next step in getting wired/shared Internet working? Bridging the devices on the Windows machine?