Test System Setup
The test system/setup used in this guide is comprised of a desktop PC (the Server) and netbook (the Client) connected on a Local Area Network (LAN) via a wireless router. Note - connecting the Client PC to the LAN makes it easier to troubleshoot any problems; as soon as the setup is working the Client PC should be removed from the LAN and can be connected to the server via the internet (see here).
- Server connects to the internet through a Belkin (model F5D7634-4) router. The Private IP address assigned to the router on the Local Area Network (LAN) is 192.168.2.1.
- Server set to use a static IP address (192.168.2.2). Default Gateway and Preferred DNS Server set to 192.168.2.1 (Private IP address of the router).
- Client PC set to use a static IP address (192.168.2.3). Default Gateway and Preferred DNS Server set to 192.168.2.1 (Private IP address of the router).
- Server account User is active and is used when connecting to the Server via SSH client software (e.g. PuTTY).
- Server computer name set as User-PC1.
- Router set up to forward port 22 (the port we will be using to connect to the server from an external network) to 192.168.2.2 (the static IP address allocated to the server) - see here.
- Server software firewall is set to allow incoming connections on port 22 (the default SSH port).