I am interested in just taking my plug and laptop on a trip. I have a Lenovo netbook. Can I connect the eithernet with a regular cable (the supplied one of ShPlug) to the notebook and and get connectivity between them? Or do I need a special cross wired ethernet cable? Currently I can boot off of the SDCard or USB (both alpah-6 kernel and file system in the external SDCard).
All I am interested is in the how to of directly connecting, avoiding any network. I am about to go on a long cruise; I do not have much time to experiment; at least I need to have the right cable taken along. (Currently I boot to a fixed ip in the local 192.168. subnet, to my regular router at home) and ssh from my laptop. I do have working VMWare and Ubuntu on my netbook.
Any specific guideline will be appreciated. Any reference/tutorial to this type of direct setup I want here? I will have only at best spotty (but very very expensive) slow internet access on the boat and I am leaving in a day