Tested on Linux Mint 17 (Ubuntu 14.04 based)

You will need to manually assign IP address in the same range. The following steps assume you are using the standard Mint (Cinnamon) interface. Repeat these steps for each computer.

  • Connect to the wireless network as you would do normally: select network from menu, click and enter your password. This would create a new network profile for you automatically (which we’ll use).

  • Click the Network indicator on the panel (top right).

  • From the drop-down, select Edit Connections…

  • In the Network Connections dialog box, click edit for the network that was created automatically.

  • Switch to the IPv4 Settings tab (all other tabs should be correct).

    • Change the Method to Manual.
    • click the Add button to add an the IP address and information as follows.

Example settings for Computer #1:

  • Address:
    The static IP address you want must not be in the router DHCP range/scope, otherwise you could have IP conflicts as DHCP addresses are allocated dynamically, we are choosing a sufficiently high address 157 to be safe.

  • Netmask:
    Same as using 24.

  • Gateway:
    This is the router IP address, how the router can be reached from the local network.

  • DNS Servers:
    Google Domain Name Servers, tend to be good and safe.

Example settings for Computer #2:

  • Address:

  • Netmask:

  • Gateway:

  • DNS Servers:

Once that’s set up, try pinging each other. (make sure the firewall is disabled or that firewall rules have been added).

user@computer1:~$ ping

The output should look something like this:

PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=128 time=0.457 ms

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