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I have 2 computers, 1 with an onboard ethernet 'card' (VIA VT86c100A Rhine-II PCI), Windows XP and Red Hat Linux 8.0, and 1 with Windows XP, A Sweex LANCARD PCI and An Alcatel ADSL USB-modem.
The next thing happend:
When my 2 XP- systems are worken the network is working correct. But when on the one XP runs and on the other Linux 'the line is death'. The netmask is correct, the network is active but bye evryting I do I get the message (on the Linux PC): "network is unreachable.
[erik@loacalhost erik]$ ping 192.168.0.1
connect: network is unreachable.
I tried to install Linux on the other PC but No Modem or Ethernet Card is found, so this is not a alternative.
So you're trying to ping your windows box from your linux box? Have you tried pinging yourself first? In other words type ping <your own IP> to see if you card is installed and working properly. Secondly, you mentioned something about dhcp. Is the windows box the dhcp server or is it the linux one? If it's the windows box then type dhclient eth0 at the prompt (assuming eth0 is the network interface you're using for you lan). If your linux box is the dhcp server then you'll have to configure the server properly (assuming it's installed).
Thanks a lot! When I use dhclient I get a connection! Ping, HTTP and FTP are working to this PC! (I don't tried to use SMB because I never use this).
But can I let this dhclient thing happend automaticaly, it's quiet a lot work to do this evrytime as root when a start up my computer. I heart something about a rclocal file, but I do not known very much about it.
Then, there are still some problems with the internet connection. In this example I use the domain "www.tiscali.nl" / the IP "126.96.36.199" because this is the domain of my internet provider.
When I try to ping 188.8.131.52 I get a good connection but when I try to ping www.tiscali.nl I get "unknown host".
When I try to use an other application (like a webbrowser) I get the following:
I use debian so it's a little different for me than it is for you. I have several rcx.d directories (eg rc1.d, rc2.d, etc) in which I can put stuff. If yours is anything like that then I can help you. Otherwise, you'll need a red hatter to tell you how to do that.
As for pinging your ISP, can you do it under windows (or any other OS for that matter)? I've tried pinging them and I get a good response. You say that this is the only site you have problems with? Could you post you /etc/resolv.conf file? It sounds like some sort of name server screw up.
I know now what the problem is. The problem is the name server. I cannot link a hist name to an IP-adress. Why I cannot go to 184.108.40.206? Because when you come there you're redirected to www.tiscali.nl/....../index.asp. And the system don't know whats www.tiscali.nl is! So where can I configure that, the rest does now work fine.