Hope you are all fine and doing well. I need help for enabling Ethernet card in Red Hat 9.
I am new to this LINUX platform so I am feeling little lost. Basically I have two PCs both are connected to a hub/switch. I am running Win XP on one system and on the other I have installed Red Hat 9. I want to enable network access in the Red Hat just like in Xp so I can ping the machines and also access internet.
I have wifi internet connection, the wireless device is also connected to the switch and the XP system get the IP address from the DHCP which is 192.168.75.15.
I have tried the following command on the Linux
Ifconfig to check the status of NIC which showed the IP is 127.0.0.1
Ifconfig eth0 up to
Then I used Ifconfig eth0 192.168.75.16
But when I run the ifconfig command to check the status of the NIC and IP address I see local loop i.e. 127.0.0.1 even running the ifconfig eth0 192.168.75.16.
Please help me out how can I assign the IP address so that I can access and ping both the system LINUX and XP from each other.
I will be thankful to you for your help