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Old 05-04-2003, 07:22 PM   #1
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Setting linux to use router


Hey,

I have a linux machine that is connected to my router with an ethernet cable. Anyone tell me how to set linux to use the router?

I am running Red Hat 7.2.

Thanks for all help and / or advice provided, it is really apreciated.
 
Old 05-04-2003, 07:46 PM   #2
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Does your router assign IP addresses(DHCP)? You should be able to check the 'obtain IP address automatically' box if this is the case.
 
Old 05-04-2003, 08:03 PM   #3
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Where would I check that box? I think DHCP is enabled, but not sure, all computers connected to the router get an IP address like 192.168.x.x so if that is DHCP then yea. I have tried doing netconfig but that didn't work
 
Old 05-04-2003, 08:27 PM   #4
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You know I'm not 100% sure where it is in 7.2 but I can run:

neat

from a terminal to bring up the Network GUI. I'm not sure if thats what its called in 7.2 but give it a try.
 
Old 05-04-2003, 08:44 PM   #5
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I tried running neat, I will try again and look for that box. If that doesn't work I reply to this message and inform you on what happend? That okay?

Thanks so much your quick replies, I really apreciate the friendly help.
 
Old 05-04-2003, 09:16 PM   #6
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Thanks so much! I am sending this from linux!
Woohoo
 
Old 05-04-2003, 11:59 PM   #7
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Just for additional info, if you go to /etc/sysconfig and then vi network, you can add a gateway

GATEWAY=192.168.X.X
The do a service network restart, this would enable the use of the router by the RH box.
 
  


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