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Old 02-10-2004, 11:50 AM   #1
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Arrow Connecting to Internet


Hi, I've finally got my modem driver installed on Red Hat 9, but can someone please tell me how to set the internet connection up as i dont know what to set it to, i.e. /dev/pppo, /dev/modem etc.... it is a Intel 536EP, and can someone please tell me how i connect to the internet as i cant find out how to connect. Thanks in advance..
 
Old 02-10-2004, 12:27 PM   #2
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You have to configure ppp (/etc/ppp/options and /etc/ppp/peers/provider) and also chat or wvdial.
 
Old 02-10-2004, 12:38 PM   #3
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Hi, i got the modem set up and my account and i connect using kppp and it connects fine but when i go to mozilla or any web browser and type in an address it tries to connect for a while then it says unable to resolve host, please help...
 
Old 02-10-2004, 04:12 PM   #4
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Same problem here!

but: tried to ping for example "www.birg.at" on my windows-machine, got an IP

and if a put that IP in the MOzilla instead, i get the page


so, some kind of DNS error ?!


 
Old 02-10-2004, 04:41 PM   #5
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found something no that worked for me ( maybe it helps you too)

/etc/resolv.conf

there you have to put in the line "nameserver XXXXX"
where XXXXXX is the DNS-IP from your provider

hope this works for you too
 
Old 02-10-2004, 04:42 PM   #6
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Thanks, ill give that a try. Have you tried using konqueror or the other build in brownser which i can not remember the name to . Thanks for help
 
Old 02-10-2004, 04:44 PM   #7
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What do i have to put their, Because im using dial up so my ip doesnt stay the same . Please help Thank you
 
Old 02-10-2004, 11:36 PM   #8
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the dns IP from th provider

in Windows its not necessary to know / use it

it has to be on your ISPs homepage at the Info, or call their Costumer Support

and, that IP doesnt change, even if your IP changes mine is also changing too every dial in but de dns stays
 
Old 02-11-2004, 01:41 AM   #9
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Thanks, What ISP are you with, i.e. Freeserve, AOL? I am with Freeserve, so could i get the information off their website? Thanks in advance
 
Old 02-11-2004, 09:14 AM   #10
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hm, problem is, i am from austria, we dont have AOL/Freeserve

are u from the UK ? is freeserve.co.uk your provider ?
then maybe thats the solution:

http://www.freeserve.co.uk/help/conn...nssettings.htm
 
Old 02-11-2004, 09:36 AM   #11
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Ohhh, thats for that but the DNS-IP's there i already have in the /etc/resolv.conf file Also the internet disconnects me every 2 minutes if i dont use it, but obviously i cant because i cant load anything up. Do you have any more solutions to try. Thanks in advance....
 
Old 02-12-2004, 07:19 AM   #12
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about your /etc/resolv.con file, Have you a line like this:
Code:
search freeserve.co.uk
If not, try to add it
 
Old 02-12-2004, 08:02 AM   #13
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Thanks Oliv, but how do i add it? I try and access the file using the terminal and it said i dont have permision, Thanks in advance..
 
Old 02-12-2004, 08:12 AM   #14
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That's because only root has write access to this file. So log as root and edit it with vi or your favorite editor
 
Old 02-12-2004, 08:48 AM   #15
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Oh ok thanks, do i add that to the beginning of the file?
 
  


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