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Old 11-11-2003, 06:46 PM   #1
josh.linux
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RHL 9.0 Unable to access Win2k Home Network or internet


Hi,

This may be a bit confusing. I run a home network using Windows 2000 Pro as the server. My Laptop runs Windows 200 Pro and has no problem accessing the server and the internet. The server has no problems accessing the laptop. My 3rd machine runs RHL 9.0. I am unable to browse the internet or the home network from the linux machine. I understand that internet access and network access are configured using different programs (samba and network device control) but I have no clue how to configure them. With Internet Connection Sharing enabled on my USB Cable Modem (run by the win2k pro server), the server's IP is 192.168.0.1 with a separate (and dynamic) IP assigned to the Modem. According to Win2k help, the other systems on the home network should be set up to obtain their IP automatically via DHCP. As near as I can tell, my linux machine is set up for dhcp.

1. How do I Access the internet from the linux machine using the connection served by the server?
2. How do I configure Samba so I can view shares on the windows machines from the linux machines and vice versa?

If you need additional info, please direct me on how to get it and when I should try to get it (ie what processes should be running, etc). I am very grateful for whatever help you are able to offer.

Thank you,

Joshua Mork
 
Old 11-11-2003, 06:59 PM   #2
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Joshua,

I'm not an expert at this but I was able to get it internet access working with a set up very similar to yours. I use Red Hat 9 and a Win2000 Pro PC connected to DSL to access the Internet. BTW...I am only going to address your Internet question.

In Network Device Controller, select your NIC and then click configure. Select the Hosts tab and make sure that your computer's name is listed but that the IP address is blank. If it is not, use edit to make the change. Win2000 must assign the IP.

Next, load the Internet Configuration Wizard. Select Ethernet connection then Forward. Select your NIC and Forward. Finally, click the Automatically obtain IP address settings with "DHCP" button and check the Automatically obtain DNS information from provider check-box. Click forward and then apply. Reboot the machine and load a web browser.

It worked for me, hope it does for you as well.

Andy
 
Old 11-11-2003, 08:11 PM   #3
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Andy,

Thanks for your help. I made the changes you suggested and the following occurred:
1. During 'non-interactive start up' "Bringing up connection eth0" "Failed". This has been happening consistently since install.
2. After I entered my login and password, but before X-Windows loaded, I received this error message: "Could not look up internet address for Cape-Hatteras. This will prevent Gnome from operating correctly. It may be possible to correct the problem by adding Cape-Hatteras to the file /etc/hosts". I don't know if I dare try to change the /etc/hosts file or even how to do it.
3. After Gnome started, I still have no access to the internet.
4. In 'Network Device Control', There are now 2 network interfaces configured; eth0 and eth0:1. Both show 'inactive'.

If this is beyond your expertise, I do appreciate your attempt to help. If not, further help would certainly be appreciated as well.

Thanks,

Joshua Mork
 
Old 11-12-2003, 12:50 PM   #4
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Joshua,

sounds like your primary problem is that your NIC is not functioning properly. Go into Network Configuration and delete eth0:1. Then select eth0 and click Edit. Make sure the General settings match what I previously told you. There shouldn't be any entries in the Route tab. Make sure the correct driver is selected in the Hardware Device tab and that the 2 check-boxes are unchecked. Click OK and try to activate your NIC. (You way wish to reboot.) What NIC do you have? Maybe someone has had trouble with the same one.

BTW...In the DNS tab of Network Configuration, I have the Primary DNS set to my Win2000 PC that shares the internet (192.168.0.1). In the hosts tab, I have my RH9 listed without an IP and the Win2000 WITH IP and hostname (these are the entries that will appear in the /etc/hosts file).

Did you add the Cape-Hatteras entry?

Andy
 
Old 11-14-2003, 12:12 AM   #5
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Andy,

Thanks a bunch for the help. I added the IP information you mentioned and now it works! Interestingly enough I didn't even have to reboot to make the connection.
 
Old 11-14-2003, 01:05 PM   #6
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You're welcome! I'm Glad it worked for you.

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Andy,

Thanks a bunch for the help. I added the IP information you mentioned and now it works! Interestingly enough I didn't even have to reboot to make the connection.
 
  


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