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Old 09-14-2006, 09:48 AM   #1
lolozw
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connecting to internet


Hi,
This is my very fist time in this forum. Because I was tired of continuous problems with windows, I decided to try Linux.
Ive installed it on my desktop. Now Im trying to connect to the internet with DSL. What do I have to do? I`m used to using AOL that automatically detects an internet connection.
Is there an easy way to have Linux automatically recogize my connection?
I would appreciate any help!
Thanks so much,
Lolo
 
Old 09-14-2006, 09:58 AM   #2
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what distribution are you using?
 
Old 09-14-2006, 11:52 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by lolozw
Hi,
This is my very fist time in this forum. Because I was tired of continuous problems with windows, I decided to try Linux.
Ive installed it on my desktop. Now Im trying to connect to the internet with DSL. What do I have to do? I`m used to using AOL that automatically detects an internet connection.
Is there an easy way to have Linux automatically recogize my connection?
I would appreciate any help!
Thanks so much,
Lolo
Lolo, we need some more information. Is your computer connected by a wire to the ASDL modem? Then the modem to the DLS phone cord? The first thing is always to power off everything especially the DSL modem and then restart them. First the modem and then your computer.

Linux should automatically get an IP address from the modem. Ideally you configured your network card driver to use DHCP, the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol, which tells Linux to get the IP address from the modem. Verify this works by running the ifconfig command. open a terminal and run
/sbin/ifconfig
You should see something with an Internet Address (IP) like:
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:50:8D:6A:15:3A
inet addr:192.168.2.106 Bcast:192.168.3.255 Mask:255.255.252.0
...
If so then you are on the Internet and should be able to browse. If not, we can advise you as to how to setup the network card for DHCP.

Hope this helps,
TimJowers
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