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Old 10-02-2007, 04:34 AM   #1
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Smile local area network in fedoracore6

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I am from Bhutan, I have read all similar threads but i couldnt get the answer for my problem, I have installed Fedora Core6 in my PC and the system is working but i faced a problem conneting to the Local Area Network. We have LAN in our office how can i know which adapter to choose for my network setup. plez reply me. (configure LAN)
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You can do an 'lspci' and see if your ethernet device is being detected to start with. If it is, then through the GUI of text based, you can set your network parameters (static or dhcp).
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Open terminal and type "/sbin/ifconfig -a" without the quotes. It should list eth0 and lo as your two ethernet devices, although it could list others. If you do not see an eth0 then linux is not recognizing your network card. Assuming it's there make sure it has a valid IP address from your network. If it does not then try "/sbin/ifconfig eth0 down" then type "/sbin/ifconfig eth0 up". Check to see if it lists a valid IP. If not then check with your network administrator and make sure they readily release IP addresses via DHCP. They might have MAC filtering and are not releasing an IP to your pc b/c it is not known.
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This will tell you exactly what is the physcial NIC for eth0, eth1, etc...
/sbin/ethtool -p ethX 25
This will make the light flash on the NIC the specified number of times. In the example 25 times


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