Originally posted by cipher_code
1.) Primary Name + Domain (how do i join these...i.e. by a plus sign?)
2.) IP Address (but mine is dynamic?)
3.) Net Device (which i'm assuming eth0)
4.) Kernel Device (i'm assuming 3c509)
2.) Top right hand corner should be a check box for DHCP
3.) yep, if its the only NIC in the box.
4.) Yep, thats the mod for the job
The i accept the changes? Is this correct for @Home and for my NIC? I'm a new newbie (in other words, a moron about LINUX).
Two things I'm not sure about
: a) a 3Com 509 is an old card, ISA, so I'm not certain RH's cute little GUI set-up is going to do the job... if this doesn't work I can walk you through some command-line stuff to make sure the module (linux's name for device drivers that are hot-loadable), is properly insmod'ed and the card is working.
b) I don't know @HOME's setup, so are you certain that you get your IP from DHCP (a sensible thing), and not PPPoE (stupid and annoying, but what a lot of ISPs do to keep from having to rebuild everything from their dial-up days.)?
If the latter is the case, there is a cool utility out there to deal with pppoe, the roaring Penguin, but let's not get ahead of ourselves. The best to know is to check the manual from the ISP, baring that, just call them.
No worries, try it and see... its not like MS where if you get the config wrong on the first shot your digging yourself out of a hole for the next week. Trial and error will work fine.
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