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Old 06-16-2004, 09:21 PM   #1
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getting demoralized... no internet


ugh, ive been trying to get my internet working for a while now... the closest i can get is a message stating

Could not find a usable proxy configuration script

im using mdk 10 official on an hp pavilion laptop with a d-link dfe-670txd pcmcia card. if anyone has any ideas as to how i can get the internet up on this comp (dhcp) i would greatly appreciate it. ive been web searching and digging at this for weeks now and im totally spent.
 
Old 06-17-2004, 12:26 AM   #2
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A tad more information

I think we may need a little more information.

Does MDK pick up and configure your PCMCIA card? can you do an ifconfig and see the card and it's IP settings?

Did you accidently give it a static IP durring install?

For your browser are there any Proxy settings set? Do you need to go through a proxy server, if not try looking in there to see if there is something checked that should not be.

Not sure if this is of any help, but it may be a starting point to figuring out why you can't get any internet.

Cheers

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Old 06-17-2004, 08:14 AM   #3
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Does the card actually load? Is there a module in the output of lspci that shows you're using the "tulip_cb" module?(that's the one D-link says works).

You may wanna look directly into the config files to see what's actually been written as well. I think the network card can be found in /etc/sysconfig directory. If you're connecting through DHCP, it should be a short file. Something like:
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DEVICE=eth0
BOOTPROT=dhcp
ONBOOT=yes
 
Old 06-17-2004, 08:55 AM   #4
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Thanks for the reply!

THe card does not show up in lspcidrake (i think its the same as lspci, and its the only one i had), but it DOES show up in ifconfig -a. another weird thing is that when i start the computer up, eth1 is deactivated during bootup if it was on the last time, and turned on if it was off last time. i have no idea what this other thing means.

tulip is loaded for my broken eth0. i found the config script in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth1.

it had all the stuff fine, except it says
BOOTPROTO=dhcp
i dont know if thats a typo or specific to mdk or what. there were also flags about wireless, my hwaddr, the hostname, and
MII_NOT_SUPPORTED=yes.

I think that I set up my card as DHCP during install.. Also, when my comp is in Win, as well as older mdk distros, it did the proxy config automatically for me. to be honest i dont even know what proxy really is, it always just worked in the past.
 
Old 06-17-2004, 04:33 PM   #5
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A proxy is a filtering server, usually caching web pages, etc, so your surfing experience is also a bit faster. It cuts down on your ISPs bandwidth usage as well, as you may be fetching directly from them instead of 1/2 way around the world.

A good example of one would be Netzero's "up to 5 times faster than regular dialup" service, or AOL's speedzone, or AT&Ts accelerator. Many broadband providers do it too, but not usually. If you hook up through DHCP, you aren't likely using a proxy.

I think the typo was on my end. Since my hard drive crashed, I've been using a 4.3gigger, so my options are limited and Gentoo's the one I have right now. I had to google the exact location of the file as my memory failed me. You see, Debian users would be looking for the same things in /etc/network/interfaces and Gentoo uses /etc/conf.d/net

As Tap-Out requested, it'd be nice to know a bit more about your connection. What do you use? cable? DSL (PPPoE?), Dialup? External modem? Internal? Do you have a router?
 
Old 06-18-2004, 09:30 AM   #6
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Hey vectordrake! Right now my setup is as follows

- adelphia cable connection
- Linksys wireless G router (but im hardlinked to it)
- d-link dfe-670txd pcmcia card
- hp pavilion n5295 laptop running mdk 10 official

also, my laptop has an accton eth built in, but i never use it because its pretty flaky. not sure if maybe thats causing some problems or what.
 
  


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