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Old 10-27-2005, 01:43 AM   #1
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DHCP Internet Connection Problems


Hey' Yall, we just installed Mandrivia Linux Limited Edition 2005 on our computer. Everything was GREAT until we opened our web-browsers and couldn't connect to any websites at all.

I went into the control centre, to try and setup the internet connection there, but it still says - "Network Is Down On Interface eth0. Click On Configure Network"

We have cable internet, which uses DHCP, it's optus. From Australia. We also are using a D-Link DI-524 Wireless Router. Does this complicate things?

I am still able to access the internet on this laptop, but not on the linux desktop.
Is there a way to get Linux to assign itself an IP address?! So that we can connect to the internet.

Please help, as Linux looks very promising :-D Everyfin' else is AWESOME

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Old 10-27-2005, 02:50 AM   #2
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What happens when you tell it to connect eth0? The wireless router shouldn't complicate things. Get back to me and let me know if it tells you anything when you try to connect eth0.
 
Old 10-27-2005, 02:58 AM   #3
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Well, when I "try" to connect to the eth0 one.. (I click on "Connect Ethernet") I get:

"Connection Failed, Verify your configuration In The Control Centre"

Have I set it up wrong? What is PUMP? What is.. all the other DHCP options. I don't know which one to choose or anything, It should have auto-set it up??

So lost right now, i've tried like every option, how do we just get it to frickin' connect? Oh, and I remember you from the forums.student.com dudeman. Lol.
 
Old 10-27-2005, 07:44 AM   #4
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Normally when a computer boots up it polls the network to find the DHCP server which tells it how to configure itself.

Maybe you need to specify some things. Since your laptop is working (OS?) you can get the settings from the laptop.

You can tell Mandriva your netmask (normally 255.255.255.0 for a small network) and gateway (usually, same IP address as the DHCP server, for instance 192.168.1.1 - check the laptop)

I am using an older Mandrake so I'm not sure exactly what options it's asking for. Try filling in those two fields and see if it works.

If the laptop is a Windows-based, you can get the settings by typing "ipconfig" at a MS-DOS prompt, or from the Control Panel.
 
Old 10-27-2005, 10:06 AM   #5
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Okay, you're using a wireless router. This could be a stupid question but are you trying to connect to that router via cable or WiFi? If it's WiFi then that's your problem, different procedure to get it all working then.
 
Old 10-27-2005, 03:53 PM   #6
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Okay, you're using a wireless router. This could be a stupid question but are you trying to connect to that router via cable or WiFi? If it's WiFi then that's your problem, different procedure to get it all working then.
Nah, we are using cable coming from the router's ethernet port, to the computer, so basically its going from the modem -> router -> linux pc via ethernet.

WE have tried copying the settings, etc; are you SURE Linux supports internet connections like cable.. I really need help...
 
Old 10-27-2005, 06:27 PM   #7
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Course it supports cable internet. Can you ping the router or is eth0 not working at all? Since you say the router allocated IP addressed via DHCP then you should just need to select DHCP on the configure bit and click OK. That's whats good about DHCP, it doesn't require configuration.
 
Old 10-27-2005, 10:37 PM   #8
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Yeah we select DHCP and it still doesnt connect..what's wrong wit it?? Do we need to enter dns..etc..?
How would I get into the settings through the Konquer to change it
 
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Hi Damien

With DHCP, you are not supposed to need to set anything, because the DHCP server is supposed to set up your: Broadcast, Network mask, DNS server, and IP address.

Perhaps your DHCP server isnt' working.

Let's try some manual settings.

Do you know the IP addres of your DHCP server/router? We will manually assign your Linux machine some settings to see if it works.

Try the following.

Set your IP address as: XXX.YYY.ZZZ.23 where XXX is the first 3 numbers of the router's IP address, YYY are the second 3 numbers, and ZZZ are the 3rd 3 numbers. (example: 192.168.1.23)

Set your network mask as 255.255.255.0

Set your gateway as the IP address of the computer that connects to the Internet (normally, your router)

Set your DNS to be 142.77.1.1 for now.

With these settings see if you can connect. Then we can troubleshoot from there.
 
  


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