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Old 06-08-2008, 08:56 AM   #1
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FEDORA CORE 6 - No knowledge of Linux at all - How to access Internet


Hi i am an absolute NEWBIE as far as Linux is concerned .
Before this i never used Linux & i was using windows.
Right now i am using Fedora core 6 & i've no clue at all about how to
access internet through it.

I am having an external modem . (ADSL2 220BX)
It is a hardware modem having a broadband DSL connection.

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Old 06-08-2008, 09:04 AM   #2
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How is your machine connected to the modem? Can you give us details about the (network) hardware please. You may also want to use the latest version of Fedora, which is 9.
 
Old 06-10-2008, 08:48 AM   #3
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Oh yes sure sir
My modem is connected to my machine via an ethrenet cable .
About the details of my (network) hardware , i am having an external
modem & want to connect to the internet from my home.
I'll be very thankful to u if u can help me in this , Please.
 
Old 06-10-2008, 08:55 AM   #4
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FEDORA CORE 6 - No knowledge of Linux at all - How to access Internet

I am having a direct DSL connection
 
Old 06-10-2008, 08:56 AM   #5
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I assume that the external DSL modem is connected to your phone line and that you have an account. The ISP (Internet service provider) will give you the correct parameters, but then normal setup uses a "dynamic" IP address (AKA "DHCP").

Somewhere in your menus--eg under "Administration" or "Preferences", there is an item for configuring the network. Assuming that your modem is in fact DHCP, then you may not need to do anything except specify DHCP in the network setup.

Assuming that the connection works in Windows, you can look at the settings used there.
 
Old 06-10-2008, 08:59 AM   #6
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I try to set up the connection through Mozilla Firefox browser.Please Help me.
 
Old 06-10-2008, 09:13 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by linusunis View Post
I try to set up the connection through Mozilla Firefox browser.Please Help me.
You can't establish the basic connection by using a browser. You need to set up the connection using the network setup in your menus---as I already told you.

Did you try what I suggested?
 
Old 06-10-2008, 09:22 AM   #8
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If I where you, I would do this:
- Check in windows that you have internet access there.
- Download and burn the latest Fedora 9
- Keep the modem on and cable connected and install Fedora 9.

With any luck the install program will discover the internet connection and set it up for you out of the box.

Or listen to pixellany, he usually gives good advice
 
Old 06-10-2008, 11:56 AM   #9
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Before you do anything too extreme, like re-installing Linux, it seems prudent to actually see if the network is already working. As often as not, the installer will have figured this out and set things up properly.
From a commandline (type Ctrl-Alt-F1 to get a commandline login, Ctrl-Alt-F7 to return to GUI), as root, run
Code:
ifconfig -a
If there is a reply that shows an 'eth0' device, and within it's list of parameters is an entry 'inet addr:' with a dotted-decimal IP (that doesn't start with 192.168.0...), then your network is already set up.
If it isn't, try (again, as root),
Code:
service network start
or
service network restart
Re-run ifconfig, and see if you have an IP. If not, report the results here, and someone can provide further advice.
--- rod.
 
Old 06-11-2008, 07:04 AM   #10
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hi !
this is the output of ifconfig -a on the machine i686
KERNEL 2.6.18-1.2798.fc6

inet addr : 192.168.1.2
inet6 addr :fe80 ::217:31ff:fead:a650164


the output of
service network start is
Bringing up looback interface [O.K.]
Bringing up interface eth0 :
Determining IP info for eth0 ... failed
[failed]
RTNET LINK answers : File exists
.
.
.
.
.

& the output of
service network restart is
shutting down interface eth0 : OK
shutting down loopback interface : OK
Bringing up loopback interface : OK
Bringing up interface eth0 :
Determining IP information for
eth0 ... failed ; no link present .
check cable ?
[Failed]
 
Old 06-11-2008, 08:50 AM   #11
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How about my suggestion of finding the network setup in your menus?

When you did ifconfig -a, we were looking for the network device eth0. Did that appear? (It seems you only posted part of the output.) If it did not appear, it means you have to install a driver. Do lspci to see what your ethernet card is.

If what you posted was part of the entry for eth0, then you already had a connection.
 
Old 06-11-2008, 09:15 AM   #12
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can i ask what is meant by " do ispci " ?
 
Old 06-11-2008, 09:25 AM   #13
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lspci, not "ispci".

It is a terminal command, just like ifconfig.

We will get to the bottom of this much faster if you will respond to every suggestion and request for info---and give complete responses. eg, if you found eth0 with the ifconfig command, then we don't need the output of lspci.
 
Old 06-11-2008, 09:54 AM   #14
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hi to all ! hi pixellany , hi theNbomr ! Thanks to all !
now i can access the internet through fedora ! thank you to all
of you ! u made my life a lot easier .
i got the connection just my navigating through the browser menus & changing a few settings as adviced to me by pixellany !
so thanks
 
Old 06-11-2008, 03:40 PM   #15
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