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Old 03-23-2006, 01:36 PM   #1
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Unhappy cant get on the internet I got it hooked up and the internet works


cant get on the internet I got it hooked up and the internet works. Maybe I clicked the wrong thing when I started up the system. I checked off that I have an ADSL connection but all I know is that I have a DSL connection from comcast. and I cant find the settings to let me change that. PLEASE HELP ME
 
Old 03-23-2006, 01:46 PM   #2
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A couple of things would help:

1) what distro are you using
2) Does your modem have it's own connection configuration (i.e. do you set it up with a web page?)
 
Old 03-23-2006, 01:58 PM   #3
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ummm distro?
 
Old 03-23-2006, 02:00 PM   #4
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Linux distribution -- Ubuntu? Red Hat? Debian? Slackware?
 
Old 03-23-2006, 02:04 PM   #5
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I got ALT linux 2.4 Master
 
Old 03-23-2006, 02:10 PM   #6
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Hmm. Well, I don't know too much about ALT, but in general here's what you want, assuming you just plug an ethernet cord from your DSL modem to your computer:

1) make sure your network card is setup to use DHCP
2) from a console, type ifconfig and post your IP and gateway.
3) from a console, type ping -c 3 72.14.207.99
4) if that works, then try ping -c 3 www.google.com
5) if that doesn't work, then it is a DNS problem and you need to add some nameservers to /etc/resolv.conf

Hope this helps a bit...
 
Old 03-23-2006, 02:13 PM   #7
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IFconfig? o0h thats why I couldnt get to the config im used to windows so I tryed ipconfig
 
Old 03-23-2006, 02:15 PM   #8
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how do I find out my IP and gateway if I cant get on the internet from the comp im using?
 
Old 03-23-2006, 02:16 PM   #9
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and ifconfig doesnt work either
 
Old 03-23-2006, 02:19 PM   #10
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What's the error for ifconfig?

Do you have a graphical settings program under some sort of control panel (like I said, I'm not familiar with ALT)?

What should be happening is that if you enable DHCP, your machine should be getting an IP address from the DSL modem/router. So even if you can't connect to the internet, you should still have an address...
 
Old 03-23-2006, 02:21 PM   #11
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In Debian, the IP address would be in /etc/network/interfaces, but I doubt it's the same for ALT...
 
Old 03-23-2006, 02:22 PM   #12
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the command thingy is called a terminal command line and it just says bash: ifconfig: command not found
 
Old 03-23-2006, 02:30 PM   #13
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okay, try /sbin/ifconfig
 
Old 03-23-2006, 02:38 PM   #14
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oy vey! I cant type out everything it says! it says the inet addr:10.0.0.10 and the Bcast:10.0.0.255 and the mask: 255.255.255.0
it looks like it wasnt assigned an IP address. anything else you want to know about it?
 
Old 03-23-2006, 02:40 PM   #15
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Actually, it looks like you have an ethernet address of 10.0.0.10. That is a valid private subnet address. Try ping 10.0.0.1
 
  


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