On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 03:48, Abu Attar Musharih <abuattar.musharih@gmai...> wrote: >> 4. if this last step shows you that connection is not happening, you >> can try looking at your router settings. there should be a way to >> port forward your ssh connections to port 22 of the machine you want >> to use as a server. > > The problem is, ssh does not work from another online laptop to to this machine. > Neither does ping.
Can you see entries corresponding to each login attempt in /var/log/secure?