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I have connected my NIC card (3com 3c509) to my cable modem (webstar 100) and I can ping to my computer but cant ping to websites, all i get are bad pings and i cant use the internet. I have used this setup on the same conputer with windows 98 and it worked fine so i know it works. I'm using Debian 3.0. The linux man pages haven't helped me much, neither have the debian ones...i've tried to google it out for a few hours without much luck.
So can anyone please help me. I'm a newbie....I apologise if this is painfully annoying.
I'm not sure what i'm doing right now, i just got debian and installed it a few hours ago...first attempt at linux. I asume DHCP...What i'm going to do now is mess about with route.conf, resolv.conf, change the irq settings of the card and see about the Bios legacy support. It's probably my configuration which is wrong. I'll try and dump ifconfig here for people to see too. I'm going offline to mess about with it.
thanks to all that helped, turned out to be a hardware problem....(changed the irq and io setting and had to do a cold boot with the manufacturers software) <--- thats what i did in case anyone has the same problem.