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What I am trying to do is to connect two computers together through switch.
First computer is with Win8 OS.
Other is Ubuntu Server 12.04 OS (apache webserver).

I am connecting them with LAN cable through the Switch.
Scheme is as follows:
Win8 Machine <-> Switch <-> Ubuntu Server

What I would expect is that I would be able to open Ubuntu WebServer from my Win8 machine by entering IP address in my browser, or access server with putty. But it doesn't work. The Win8 machine do not see the ubuntu server machine.

I have tried to set a static IP address for a webserver instead of DHCP but that doesn't change anything. What could be wrong here?

I am not very experienced user, so if someone have some ideas could you please describe the possible solution in a simple if possible step by step way. Thank you very much.

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What are the IP's you are using? What is the switch? Is the webserver service started? – canadmos Dec 31 '13 at 10:32
@canadmos The IP's are: on Win8 machine and on Ubuntu server machine. The webserver service is started. And the switch is a basic 8 port 100Mbps Ethernet Switch (I do not know the brand). – wzazza Dec 31 '13 at 10:37
Are you able to ping from and ping from ? – user2196728 Dec 31 '13 at 11:19
@user2196728 No, the ping on Win8 returns that Destination host unreachable. and the ping on linux returns: Network is unreachable. Also tested the Switch itself, it is working. – wzazza Dec 31 '13 at 11:28
And does Internet router -> Switch -> Linux PC works ? (mean, do you have Internet access from your Linux in this configuration ?) – user2196728 Dec 31 '13 at 11:52

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