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Old 04-26-2006, 10:10 PM   #16
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Is 169.254.0.0 the bridge IP address for VMware or did this address got created upon boot up?

If you want an static (permanent) IP address you need to tell Redhat 9 to not use bootp or dhcp to setup the network. When using a static IP address, you will need to pick an IP address that none of the computers on your network are using, know at least two (2) DNS IP addresses that your ISP gives you, the gateway address which is your router or Windows XP.

You can try using Knoppix and copy its /etc/resolv.conf. You need at least two nameserver lines in your /etc/resolv.conf just in case one fails to look up the URL address.

It seems your Windows XP is running a DHCP service. Disable it if the router also have DHCP enabled. It is easier if you connect your Linux system directly to the router and to have one DHCP server. Running multiple DHCP servers creates confusion if one is improperly configured.

On consumer grade routers, you can access its network information to help you configure your systems while setting up a static IP address. Usually, opening up a web browser and typing http://192.168.1.1 or http://192.168.0.1 will come up with a password box and you type in the password. The interface will be web driving. Clicking on status or similar will give you information. Check your router's manual because it gives you a lot of information.
 
Old 04-26-2006, 10:39 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by comprookie2000
The broadcast is fine.
What is this;
169.254.0.0--0.0.0.0------255.255.0.0-----U----0-----0------0----eth0
I have no idea, nothing I know if on our network.
I don't know the IP of the cable modem though.
 
Old 04-26-2006, 10:50 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by Electro
Is 169.254.0.0 the bridge IP address for VMware or did this address got created upon boot up?

If you want an static (permanent) IP address you need to tell Redhat 9 to not use bootp or dhcp to setup the network. When using a static IP address, you will need to pick an IP address that none of the computers on your network are using, know at least two (2) DNS IP addresses that your ISP gives you, the gateway address which is your router or Windows XP.

You can try using Knoppix and copy its /etc/resolv.conf. You need at least two nameserver lines in your /etc/resolv.conf just in case one fails to look up the URL address.

It seems your Windows XP is running a DHCP service. Disable it if the router also have DHCP enabled. It is easier if you connect your Linux system directly to the router and to have one DHCP server. Running multiple DHCP servers creates confusion if one is improperly configured.

On consumer grade routers, you can access its network information to help you configure your systems while setting up a static IP address. Usually, opening up a web browser and typing http://192.168.1.1 or http://192.168.0.1 will come up with a password box and you type in the password. The interface will be web driving. Clicking on status or similar will give you information. Check your router's manual because it gives you a lot of information.

Thanks that should give me something to work with. I would love to get linux running straight into the router. Unfortunatley I fubard the PC port on this laptop and haven't wanted to buy a USB card. That and the routers are in the basement so it makes it hard to want to spend time plugged in.

XP is running DHCP
It does it automaticly when in share mode. It gives the ethernet port a fixed IP of it's choice.
If I take it off sharing or if I change the ethernet IP I loose wireless conection. Maybe theres something I can do about that.
Or maybe I just have to get my main laptop running smoothly on Linux and throw the POS in the basement as a private server or something.
 
  


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