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Okay, after a long string of linux distros, I've finally settled on MEPIS. But, it won't connect to the internet. I've looked at other topics that have the same problem, but I don't know how to implement the solutions (such as choosing which ethernet card that will connect to the internet). When I did a ping on my router IP address, it worked just fine. It seemed to connect just fine on the live CD, though. And this being the 4th Linux distro I've tried out, I don't want to change (Mandriva > Debian > Kubuntu > Mepis).
You mentioned that you could ping your router no problem, so that's a good start. One thing I would post here would be the out put of your /sbin/ifconfig and your /etc/resolv.conf file. Also is this the only computer behind the router, or are the other computers on your network unable to get online as well?
Try changing DNS to static and point it to your router.
- Open MEPIS OS Center
- Choose Network
- Click on DNS
- Check "Use Static DNS"
- In "Primary DNS Server" Enter your router address
- Click "Apply" button.
close any browser you have open and then reopen them.
If still not working, try restart computer and see if it works.
Let us know how it goes.