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Location: The edge of the world, peering down into the dark abyss
Distribution: Gentoo 2004.2
Well, I have an eth0 interface, and linux recognizes it. When I set up my internet, i tell it my hostname (which is ****.wowway.com) and I set it up to use DHCP. It has a netmask automatically, and I leave that alone.
I'm connected to the internet through a network hub if that makes a difference.
Wait a minute... the hostname refers to the computer that I am on, and not the WOW computer that I connect to to get internet, right??
If you set a hostname it applies to the compuiter you set it on and no other, yeah and no other device/computer will know about that hostname unless you tell them explicitly or setup dns (forget about that though)
Do do what? If you're you're sure your card is good to go, or look in and uncomment the approrpiate entry in /etc/rc.d/rc.modules (reboot)
(the first one)
unless you updated everything then its in something like /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf
Remember though if you are usng a hub only one computer at a time will access the internet unless you got more than one ip from your ISP or are usng NAT. Reboot your modem every time you change network card thats connected to it
1: what is the ip address you are getting from the dhcp? is it a internal range (10.*.*.* or 192.168.*.*)??
2: can you ping your gateway? (do you have one setup) if you are running a router (network HUB) with NAT then typically your gateway is the ip of your router (typically 192.168.0.1) go into the management software of your router
3: can you ping any websites? (www.google.ca) add your DNS servers to resolve.conf "nameserver 232.232.232" <-- whatever it is.
i think you would have a better time taking the router off completely and directly connecting the linux box and see what your internet provider gives you for an IP gateway dns etc. then see if you can surf. if you can then look no further it's the router it's mis configured.