Apologies for jumping in on this thread, but I hate to start a new one if the problem has already been addressed here...

I am running a Dual-boot machine with winxp and Mandriva 2007; it has an integrated network adapter, and an add-on 3com network card as well.

I have a second machine with vector linux 5.8

I built a crossover cable to connect the vector linux to the xp/mandriva machine.

In XP, with ics enabled, the vector linux machine is able to get online with no trouble.
However, if I boot up to mandriva, the vector linux machine cannot connect.

I followed the steps posted by sinekt; no joy.

Am I missing something obvious on the mandriva setup?
I hate to change the vectorlinus settings, since it connects through XP with no problems, so there must be something missing in the mandriva machine.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.