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Old 08-28-2008, 06:26 AM   #1
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Can't download files in my Arch Linux


i have recently installed internet on mt arch system (not here), and i can't 'ping' just fine, but for some reason i can't download files, any files, not with wget, and of course pacman doesn't work...

My motherboard is ASUS P5QL-E. i had to download external drivers from ASUS site, and i'm using dhcp to connect.

Thanks in advance!
 
Old 08-28-2008, 07:49 AM   #2
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What do you mean by "installed internet"?---e.g. installing the driver for the ethernet card?

I assume you meant "I CAN ping". Can you ping a URL---eg ping www.google.com? If not, then you may not have your dns set up correctly. (/etc/resolv.conf)
 
Old 08-28-2008, 08:09 AM   #3
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i can ping google. and my resolve.conf is like this:
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nameserver 192.168.1.1
nameserver 0.0.0.0
it's says it was generated by 'dhcpcd'
 
Old 08-28-2008, 08:10 AM   #4
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Yeah, more (clearer) info required.

(Hey pix, you a mod now ??? - congrats)
 
Old 08-28-2008, 08:12 AM   #5
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BTW my /etc/conf.d/dhcpcd file look like this:
Code:
DHCPCD_ARGS="-t 30 -h $HOSTNAME"
update: more info served:
Code:
[arch@root]$ pacman -Sy
:: Synchronizing package databases...
error: failed retrieving file 'core.db.tar.gz' from mirror.isoc.org.il: Connetion timed out
error: failed to synchronize core: Connection timed out
and i tried a different lan card... didn't work.

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Old 08-28-2008, 08:18 AM   #6
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That looks like a router address - do you have your ISP DNS addresses set up in the router ???.
 
Old 08-28-2008, 08:46 AM   #7
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I always see two kinds of fields in /etc/resolv.conf: "nameserver" and "search".

I too am on a router. On the admin page, I can see the dns servers it is using, but I cannot change them.

Try pinging various sites (by name). (Ping the url name for the pacman repository you are using.) If you can consistently ping by name, then you have a good connection.
 
  


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