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I run Windows XP and Redhat 10.0 Linux on the same machine. For a long time now I have only had internet access with the Windows part, because the computer has a winmodem and couldn't get on the internet with Linux. But at long last I have gotten a comcast high-speed internet connection, with a cable modem. I bought a router, and the computer connects to the router through the ethernet port (the router, of course, connects to the cable modem). So now I have three machines which connect to the internet through the router, all with Windows XP. So far, so good. But now I want to be able to sometimes boot up Linux on this machine and connect it to the internet also. I booted Linux up and started up the Internet Configuration Wizard, clicked on Ethernet Connection and clicked on forward, selected eth0 and forward, selected "automatically obtain IP address settings with DHCP" and forward, and then it said that eth0 was active.
This is the point where I had to quit, because I don't know what to put in for the DNS information (which I assume I have to do). Under Windows XP, which set everything up automatically (when I ran the setup program which came with the router), running ipconfig shows the following information:
Connection-specific DNS suffix: micske01.fl.comcast.net
IP address: 192.168.1.102
Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
Default gateway: 192.168.1.1
How does this relate to setting the DNS information for Linux??
I don't appear to have either of those programs (dhcpcd or pump). I've played around a bit more and modified the question, and then posted it to the network forum. I'm sure there is just some stupid thing that I am not doing. :-)
Actually the problem is that dhcp is not set to be automatic.
How did u setup the internet connection?
Its been a while since I used RH9. But I do remember they had a nice windows based network configuration tool. If thats what u used, then make sure you set the DNS setting to be 'automatic' instead of specifying any number by hand.