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Old 09-13-2004, 05:59 PM   #1
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Problems connecting to internet using Slackware


Ok, I have been working on getting the internet to work on my comptuer, which uses the latest version of slackware, for awhile now. I have configured the router, and it shows that the comptuer is connected but it still cant access the internet.

Any help would be appreciated.
 
Old 09-13-2004, 06:22 PM   #2
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Hi Dead_Linux_User, welcome to lq. Can you ping a website by ip address? Here is the ip of lq.

64.179.4.149

good luck.
 
Old 09-13-2004, 06:32 PM   #3
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Yes I was able to ping the ip.
 
Old 09-13-2004, 06:38 PM   #4
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This appears to be a dns problem. Try adding either the ip address of the router, or your actual dns servers to /etc/resolv.conf. The format is

nameserver xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

where is the ip of the router or the actual dns servers from your isp.
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Old 09-13-2004, 06:51 PM   #5
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The ip of the router is already in there.
 
Old 09-13-2004, 06:54 PM   #6
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Try adding the dns servers of your isp.
 
Old 09-13-2004, 06:59 PM   #7
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I'll try that thanks. If that doesn't work what else might?
 
Old 09-13-2004, 07:10 PM   #8
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Only a couple of things come to mind as far as dns goes. Try these two commands

route -n

How about

dig 64.179.4.149

and post the results.

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Old 09-13-2004, 07:40 PM   #9
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Route -n didn't do anything in particular that seemed to be of help. The Dig came up with a "servers could not be reached" error
 
Old 09-14-2004, 01:52 AM   #10
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I have been using a similar setup, with slackware 9.1 as a router. All I had to do to get it working (after setting a default route with the 'route' command) was run 'named'. I couldn't explain the details of why it works, but it does. By the way, isn't Slackware awesome? (Wait to reply until you get it working)

Tom
 
Old 09-14-2004, 01:15 PM   #11
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I got it working. It turn out it was the modem that was causing the problem. I just had to reset it when I plugged it into the router. And yeah slackware is good.
 
Old 09-14-2004, 06:22 PM   #12
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Glad you got it sorted. That was a strange one w/the ping working, never seen that before, usually there is or is not access. In any event good on you, for sorting it out.
good luck.
 
  


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