#StackBounty: #linux #windows #redhat #ethernet #ifconfig Windows Ethernet showing "Network cable unplugged" when connected t…

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I currently have a Windows 10 machine connected to a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 6.10 machine by Cat 5 Ethernet cable.

I plug an Ethernet cable from eth2 port on the Linux machine to Ethernet on Windows machine.

I run ifconfig eth2 down on the Linux machine to take down the network connection. The Network Connections window on the Windows Machine show that Ethernet is connected to an Unidentified network. I cannot ping the static ip address for eth2 however.

If I run ifconfig eth2 up on the Linux machine to bring up the network connection Windows shows Ethernet as “Network cable unplugged’. When running ifconfig on the Linux machine the following shows:

eth2    Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr __:__:__:__:__:__
        inet addr: 192.168.1.11  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
        UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
        RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
        TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
        collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
        RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
        Interrupt:17

If I ping 192.168.1.11 on the Windows machine I get the message Destination Host Unreachable.

What might be causing this?


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