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Old 05-31-2003, 12:00 AM   #1
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Angry Dont know how


I just loaded Mandrake 9.1 beta and all is fine but I don't know how to get it online.... Please help.
 
Old 05-31-2003, 12:30 AM   #2
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Well... What way do you plan to connect to the Internet? Are you using a desktop ethernet card or modem or are you on a laptop? We kinda need more info before we can help.

Good Luck
 
Old 05-31-2003, 12:43 AM   #3
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I have a cable connection and a LAN setup with a Linksys router. I would also like to be able to see it in my network neiborhood with windows.
 
Old 05-31-2003, 12:47 AM   #4
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I have a BMW but it won't get out of the drive way. How do I get to work?

Last edited by fancypiper; 05-31-2003 at 12:48 AM.
 
Old 05-31-2003, 12:50 AM   #5
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Does the router provide DHCP? If so, you should be able to configure your network, err...don't know where it is in Mandrake, to Obtain IP Address Via DHCP.
 
Old 05-31-2003, 12:54 AM   #6
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I understand the firewall is broken as well and won't allow any connection to the internet.

Turn off or uninstall the firewall and install GuardDog if you want one.

# Mandrake links
Mandrake home page
Mandrake Users website
Easy software management: Red Carpet
Maximum RPM
rpmfind
You didn't install the developmental packages? As root, command:
urpmi gcc
 
Old 05-31-2003, 01:05 AM   #7
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Yes the router supplies DHCP but I'm not sure on what to do with it or how to configure the Mandrake box to use it.
 
Old 05-31-2003, 01:10 AM   #8
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There is a Mandrake Control Center you need to familiarize yourself with. Look for network configuration.
 
Old 05-31-2003, 01:15 AM   #9
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I'm familiar with the control center but it doesnt seem to be helping. I've been going through everything in it and doing the network setup but still can't get online.
 
Old 05-31-2003, 01:29 AM   #10
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Ok, I went to the Mandrake Control Center and clicked on Network & Internet the clicked on "Connection: dummy description". After that I checked the "Use auto detection" and "Expert mode". Next it detected my settings and came up with LAN connection - ethernet card(s) detected was checked, which is correct so I clicked next, then it asks me if I have another interface and I say no because I don't. After that I have it set to obtain an IP automatically and to start at boot. Then it asks me a host name and in the box by default is "localhost.localdomain". I'm not sure if that is correct or what should be in there. The next step is the proxy configuration and I'm not sure what to do there either but on my Win machine I always leave it to check proxies automatically and then the network is restarted and I'm still not online. What to do?
 
Old 05-31-2003, 01:37 AM   #11
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If you don't have a proxy, which you probably don't, then leave it be.
 
Old 05-31-2003, 01:43 AM   #12
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Uninstall the firewall with the software manager
 
Old 05-31-2003, 02:48 AM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by fancypiper
I have a BMW but it won't get out of the drive way. How do I get to work?

LMAO!

Gimme the keys, I'll show you *evil grin*
 
  


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