I have two Ubuntu Desktop boxes that use a wireless interface to connect to a Wifi network I have no control of i.e. DNS, protocols, authentication etc. Now I would like to have a direct cable connection between these two boxes and configure it so that they have high speed direct cable connection and "can see each other" directly and not through the WiFi network.
Can anyone advice what's the best way to do that? references/pointers to where to find the information also appreciated!
UPDATE: when I connect the two machines I see the
Wired Connection 1 connected. Now trying to communicate with each other I choose "Edit connections..." then choose "IPv4 Settings" tab and now I have to add but this should add the IP addresses I should be able to access and not my own IP address for the eth0 interface. Can you please explain in more detail how this is done?