> Is there some special "thing" you have to do in Linux when setting up
I wouldn't say special thing. But obviously something you're missing.
Make sure the windows box is setup for TCP/IP and not just NetBeui(sp?).
And too little information has been provided.
Need outputs for linux from:
And depending on disto, contents of /etc/network/interfaces or other file.
For windows output for:
Something is missing in there. Or it might just be the firewall dropping
everything. I'm not sure why your wireless is ra0 though. Normally
that'd be wlan0, or eth# if your distro didn't account for wireless. I had
to change the udev rules to get mine to be wlan0. It was just too much
headache to try and remember which was wireless and which was ethernet,
eth0 or eth1.
I guess one should ask, not that you have the resources to check (multiple
machines multiple OS's). Can the windows box connect to other windows
box's? Can the linux box connect with other linux box's?
As far as AdHoc or Managed. Doesn't really matter. AdHoc is generally
for smaller networks and computer to computer connections. But it
can/will handle multiple connections. Managed just has a lot less
overhead on larger networks. In general if the connection is AdHoc, then
both machines should be set to that.
As far as default gateway. Try the default interface first. There can be
only one. One default that is. And unless the other box is setup with
NAT or ICS (windows), then it's not likely a gateway anyway. Not to
mention that 10.0.0.2 might not be it's address. With only 256x256x256x256
addresses to choose from. Technically 254 since 0 and 255 are special.
Does iwconfig say that ra0 has wireless extensions? If not, then you
probably need a wireless device driver. atmel, prism54, ndiswrapper,