Make sure you have a valid internet connection. You can do this many different ways:
1.) See if your favorite web browser can load any website
2.) Run "ifconfig" or "/sbin/ifconfig" depending on where it is located on your system. If you have a valid IP address then you probably have an internet connection.
3.) Run "ping $something" where $something is any web address. If you get a response then you have a connection.
In the future, try to give more information about your situation, i.e., your hardware, your distro, etc.
Last edited by jeelliso; 05-22-2006 at 01:43 PM.