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Old 06-23-2005, 10:34 AM   #1
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how can I connect to internet in a windows LAN


I just installed the first CD image of debian woody and upgraded to kernel 2.6.7.

now I have some problems with internet connection.

I am using my computer in my university's computer cluster,all the other computers there are running windows. and I have a static ip address.

how should I configure my box to connect to internet.

thanks.
 
Old 06-23-2005, 10:45 AM   #2
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It would help a lot if you posted the type of physical connections you have available to you. Linux, any distro will co-exist with windbloze boxes.

If you have a statis IP address, you need to assign that to what ever connection you have. Beyond that you need to find out if you have routers in your network, and what one you need to set up as a default route. You may also need to enquire about DNS server IP addresses.

Find out some more information, and post back.
 
Old 06-23-2005, 10:48 AM   #3
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You might have a client to connect to the server if I am not wrong. You just need to check whether you have the software for Debain.

Well, if you can PM me your email ID then, I wud be able to send you "crclient" using which you can connect to your server!
 
Old 06-23-2005, 10:52 AM   #4
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the physical conection is ethernet 100Mbps

I don't know if there is any router in the network,how to find out it?

I know the DNS server address.
 
Old 06-23-2005, 11:00 AM   #5
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redhatrosh: I am not a contributing user so I can't use the PM. can you tell me where I can download it show me how to use it in your reply?
 
Old 06-23-2005, 11:31 AM   #6
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ok then, email me at this ID d_rosh2001@yahoo.co.in (already filled with stuff not required! so no probs) and I will forward you the software and tell you how to use it
 
Old 06-23-2005, 12:02 PM   #7
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the physical conection is ethernet 100Mbps

I don't know if there is any router in the network,how to find out it?

I know the DNS server address.
O.K. I'm assuming you have a 10/100 ethernet card installed, and have a physical connection to your network.

The easy way to config the system is by using WebMin. It is available for any Linux distro. Install it. You can set your IP address DNS assresses and gateway address there. That is all you need to get going. You will have routers. You need to ask around and find out the default gateway address to set. That will get you outside connectivity.
 
Old 06-23-2005, 08:50 PM   #8
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yes I can find all the information that is needed including ip address, DNS server address,default gateway,subnet mask,and DHCP server address. the problem is how to install the webmin?

thank you.

btw: if a default gateway address exists does that mean there is a router in the network?

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Old 06-23-2005, 10:42 PM   #9
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So kuertensun, did you get my email?

I hope u have and started using it in GNU/Linux..

Have a nice day and time ahead! :-)
 
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the problem is how to install the webmin?

thank you.

btw: if a default gateway address exists does that mean there is a router in the network?
Almost all IP networks have routers. There are only two types of devices, Hosts and Routers. A host is any computer with a IP address and hardware/software you may want to communicate with. A router connects networks together, and does the forwarding of IP packetts from network to network.

Now for Webmin.

Webmin needs to be running on your system. It has a damon you start when your system boots. To connect to it, open a web browser (anyone ) and for a URL type localhost:10000 and press the enter key.

That should bring up a log in screen, requiring a user ID and password. Root + your root password should work if you have never used it before. I would suggest you add a regular user if you have not already doen so. From the first menu, you should see a button for Webmin users. Root is the default. Create a new user and password. The main reason is so you do not have to give out the root user and password on your system.

From the Webmin index, there should be a Networking tab. Click it.

Click on the Network Configuration button. You should see four new options. First Interfaces, click it. You will see your installed ethernet card(s) here. If there has been any configuration done, the IP address and sub-net mask should show here. If not, add them now. Do a Save.

Back to the Network index. Click Routing and Gateways. Select the interface, and add the gateway address. Do a save. Back to the Networking index.

Select DNS Client. Here you set your hostname and the DNS servers your system uses to resolve names to IP addresses. Do a save.

The last thing is to setup the 'hosts' file. Click Host Addresses. You can enter the IP address of each host on your local network you may wish to access along with its host name. This saves having a local DNS server. Do a save.

At this point if you have everything entered correctly for your network, things should work.

Let us know how you make out.
 
Old 06-24-2005, 07:18 PM   #11
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Camorri: I can't get into the GUI at the moment, I don't know what web browser I have installed, and I also don't know how to open the web browser.

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Old 06-25-2005, 05:09 AM   #12
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What desktop did you install? KDE ? Gnome? Each will have a browser isntalled. There are other desktops, but these are the most common ones.
 
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I think I installed Gnome, but I don't know how to open a web browser.

thanks.
 
Old 06-25-2005, 05:42 AM   #14
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redhatrosh: I have gotten your email and reply it with some more enquiries. can you please check it?

thank you.
 
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For Gnome, there shlould be a bar across the bottom of the screen ( that is the default location, different if you moved it ) click the icon in the bottom left corner. Move the mouse pointer over the "Internet" icon, click, Click on "Web Browser" you should see at least one, and possibly more. Click on any of the ones listed to start it.

You could have Konqueror, Mozilla, Epiphiny or Firefox. It all depends on your distro, and what you installed. That should launch a web browser.
 
  


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