To explain the slightly obscure subject: I'm not installing a network, I just want a singular machine to access the Internet via my external Cable modem with Cat-5 cable connection (I tried USB but that didn't work either)
I've been using Linux on and off since MDK9.1, which auto configured my PCI Ethernet card and network a charm. However, after scrapping my dual-boot of 9.1&XP for a clean, single boot of MDK10 Official, I have never had any luck with configuring the network correctly.
Unlike some other pitfalls I've searched these forums for, I don't get 'Bring up interface ethX [FAILED]' on boot. (I did, but I fixed that now).
My sole problem is that I can't access anything via my new connection, and the Connections Monitor in the Control Centre seems to be receiving and sending, yet, the status bar says that the connection is not active ('Not Connected').
Clicking the 'Connect' button results in a long process which eventually results in a supposed successful connection attempt, but which still leaves me without access to the Internet. (Konqueror says it couldn't find hostname for every request)
I'm thinking perhaps I configured the network wrong, it's not the same this time around as the comfortable 9.1 auto detection.
My ISP refuses to give tech support to Linux users, but doesn't block them off the network, so asking them is of no use, but I have no idea what to put as my DNS and Gateway IPs in configuration. I hazarded a guess at 126.96.36.199 and .1 respectively (as suggested by the wizard; Let's say my IP is 188.8.131.52) but to no avail (I did reboot).
I just don't understand why the auto-detection and -cfg of 9.1 doesn't work this time around.
My card is a RealTek 8139. I have checked for the module using lsmod and 8139too is listed. eth0 is a SiS onboard Ethernet adaptor, and well, SiS sux0r, so I'm going with the PCI RealTek instead.
Thanks. Help Appreciated.
I've just done a tracert on this machine to the MDK10 machine, and apparently the connection is live. It's just getting MDK to recognise it. If anybody knows how to get gateway and DNS info out of my ISP I'd be very grateful.