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Thanks for your interest. I do not want to see network settings. I want to connect to internet using the values of ip address, netmask and broadcast that I have. How can I do it?
If you wish to connect and browse from the cli then look at links;
excerpt from man links:
links - lynx-like alternative character mode WWW browser
links [options] URL
links is a text mode WWW browser with ncurses interface, supporting colors, correct table render-
ing, background downloading, menu driven configuration interface and slim code.
Frames are supported. You can have different file formats associated with external viewers.
mailto: and telnet: are supported via external clients.
links can handle local (file://) or remote (http:// or ftp://) URLs.
excerpt from man lynx;
lynx - a general purpose distributed information browser for the World Wide Web
lynx [options] [path or URL]
use "lynx -help" to display a complete list of current options.
Lynx is a fully-featured World Wide Web (WWW) client for users running cursor-addressable,
character-cell display devices (e.g., vt100 terminals, vt100 emulators running on Windows 95/NT
or Macintoshes, or any other "curses-oriented" display). It will display hypertext markup
language (HTML) documents containing links to files residing on the local system, as well as
files residing on remote systems running Gopher, HTTP, FTP, WAIS, and NNTP servers. Current
versions of Lynx run on Unix, VMS, Windows 95/NT, 386DOS and OS/2 EMX.
Lynx can be used to access information on the World Wide Web, or to build information systems
intended primarily for local access. For example, Lynx has been used to build several Campus
Wide Information Systems (CWIS). In addition, Lynx can be used to build systems isolated within
a single LAN.
If you wish to change device connection configuration from the cli then look at curses based 'wicd' or manually use 'ifconfig', 'route' and change/add DNS to '/etc/resolv.conf'.
FYI: I suggest that you look at 'How to Ask Questions the Smart Way' so in the future your queries provide information that will aid us in diagnosis of the problem or query.