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Old 12-05-2004, 11:47 AM   #1
ImperiestroMary
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LAN stopped working, XP/Debian


I run Debian on a laptop, and the server is XP. Also it is a wired LAN with a Belkin router, and a D-Link pcmcia card. When I turned my Debian on today, it was having LAN problems. I pinged the server, and it told me, "Network is unreachable." I checked for loose cables, and couldn't find any. The only thing I've done out of the ordinary was that today I logged in as a normal user instead of root for the first time in quite a while. I logged out, came back as root, and the problem remained. I'm not an experienced networker, so if you can tell me the commands I need to tell you the output of, that'd be great, because I know this probably isn't enough to go by.

Thank you! I really appreciate the help.
 
Old 12-05-2004, 11:56 AM   #2
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do as root /etc/init.d/networking restart. Then do ifconfig and check that it is seeing the netcard. Then try pinging the ip addresses.
 
Old 12-05-2004, 12:30 PM   #3
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Okay, good start.. when I ifconfig the eth0, it acknowledges its existence, but gives no IPs.
 
Old 12-05-2004, 02:03 PM   #4
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So are you using dhcp or static ip addressing?
 
Old 12-05-2004, 03:22 PM   #5
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I myself can't figure out how to check, but I was told DHCP.

EDIT: Ack! I just had to reboot another time, and now it works. I'm sorry. Thank you for trying, I don't understand what caused it, but it was a learning experience.

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Old 12-06-2004, 01:49 AM   #6
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For future reference your network addressing in debian is all controlled through /etc/networking/interfaces.
 
  


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