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Old 12-18-2003, 01:52 PM   #1
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internet connection stopped working


I'm connected to a home network.
suddenly I can't serf from my fedora station. I checked with a live cd and on XP and everything is ok.
how can I find out what's wrong and fix it?
thanks
 
Old 12-18-2003, 11:47 PM   #2
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Check that you can ping the IP address of your router/gateway.

Check your /etc/resolv.conf and make sure the nameserver entry is correct and that you can ping that IP address also if it is different from router/gateway IP adress. If you have a search line try saving copy of resolv.conf and take out the search line.

If you still cant serf after that then post output of
ifconfig
route -n
 
Old 12-19-2003, 02:43 AM   #3
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Check that you can ping the IP address of your router/gateway.

Check your /etc/resolv.conf and make sure the nameserver entry is correct and that you can ping that IP address also if it is different from router/gateway IP adress. If you have a search line try saving copy of resolv.conf and take out the search line.

If you still cant serf after that then post output of
ifconfig
route -n
ok, I can ping 216.239.41.99 but not surf www.google.com (the hostname), I can ping my router as well. I'm told that it is going to the direction of a DNS problem (I use DHCP).

ifconfig is:
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:20:ED:56:B7:15
inet addr:192.168.0.4 Bcast:192.168.0.30 Mask:255.255.255.0
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:396 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:310 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:45213 (44.1 Kb) TX bytes:29962 (29.2 Kb)
Interrupt:11 Base address:0xdf00

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:3046 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:3046 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:2640264 (2.5 Mb) TX bytes:2640264 (2.5 Mb)


route -rn gives:
Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface
192.168.0.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 eth0
169.254.0.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.0.0 U 0 0 0 eth0
127.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 255.0.0.0 U 0 0 0 lo
0.0.0.0 192.168.0.1 0.0.0.0 UG 0 0 0 eth0


whice way from here?
thanks
 
Old 12-19-2003, 03:14 AM   #4
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That's good, basic networking is fine.

see if you can ping www.google.com by name.

post your /etc/resolv.conf
 
Old 12-19-2003, 03:21 AM   #5
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Also edit /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-etho

and change BROADCAST to 192.168.0.255

then do
ifdown eth0
ifup eth0

Last edited by beyer42; 12-19-2003 at 03:23 AM.
 
Old 12-19-2003, 09:02 AM   #6
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ok, beyer42 - thanks a bundle.
the nameservers in resolv.conf were wrong. I fixed them and now everything is working again.
I probably should do some networking reading..
thanks again.
 
  


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