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Old 06-01-2004, 10:37 PM   #1
david_harvard
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Connection for a Red Hat 9 Linux


Hello Linux friends,

I have just registered for this forum and I am glad that I am into this community. My question is that I have taken a cable connection from my local ISP. Now, I am able to connect this through XP and 2000 as this has been configured on Windows but not on Linux because the ISP people are not qualified to accomplish this task on Red Hat 9 which I am using.


The cable connection does not uses any cable modem. It just uses a cable wire which is connected to my LAN card.

I wish to connect this on my Linux.


Detailed instructions on this (as I very new to Linux) would be muchly appreciated.



regards
David Harvard
 
Old 06-01-2004, 10:48 PM   #2
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The cable connection does not uses any cable modem. It just uses a cable wire which is connected to my LAN card.
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Are you sure? This is kinda odd...

Anyway, as root, in the console try to issue the command:
ifconfig
This will let you see some basic network configs.

In my suse box, to activate the net interface I do:
ifup eth0 (eth0 is the name of my card connected to the cable modem)

When I ifup eth0, the dhcp client looks for a server to get an ip. When it gets one, i'm ready to navigate.

Also, try the command: ifconfig eth0 up (Some setups use this).

Post again, if you need. And be welcome!

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Old 06-01-2004, 11:03 PM   #3
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Connection on Red Hat 9 Linux

Thank you very much for the quick reply,

Yes, this is somewhat different this is through the cable connection wherein the cable wire just gets plugged into my LAN card. Its somewhat like I am on a LAN.


The card is Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC, if that helps.



any more help is for great.



regards
David Harvard.
 
Old 06-01-2004, 11:12 PM   #4
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did you try the commands?
 
Old 06-02-2004, 01:56 AM   #5
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Connection for a Red Hat 9 Linux

Hi again,


I tried those commands and it determined the ip but when i tried to access the websites , no luck

Also is there any limit to post any query?

any more ideas.


regards
David Harvard
 
Old 06-02-2004, 04:01 AM   #6
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in the ifconfig command output check the errors , dropped fields.
does it show both eth0 and lo ?

if things are fine there and still you have problem run

become root user by doing su -
run /usr/sbin/netconfig - here select dhcp
after saving the configuration
do
service network restart

also do you need to set some proxy for your browser (check that in windows)?
 
  


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