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Old 09-01-2004, 03:29 AM   #1
doody
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Help setting up Internet


Well, I've been working on this for the last few hours and I'm still not getting anywhere. Anyways...

I'm trying to set up my cable internet connection under slackware 10.0. When I run ifconfig I can see that linux see's my ethernet card (eth1). I've tried netconfig inputting tampabay for the host name and rr.com for the domain. I selected dhcp and then ran inet1. When I try to ping google (or open a page in mozilla) it's obvious that I'm not connected!

Also, my ISP requires a username / password in order to login. I don't understand where these are supposed to go. I have all of the info from ipconfig /all from windows, if that makes any difference...

- Stephen
 
Old 09-01-2004, 05:50 AM   #2
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Anyone? I'm still at it... it's like 7-8 hours now with no luck. I really need help!
 
Old 09-01-2004, 05:53 AM   #3
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Were you at least given an IP address by the DHCP server?
Perhaps you should read the Internet HOWTO's located at
http://www.ltdp.org. I am afraid my knowledge of this subject
is somewhat limited.

Good luck,

Tectonic
 
Old 09-01-2004, 05:55 AM   #4
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I always get time-out messages. I'm steady browsing though that site but I haven't found anything yet. Every time I think I've figured it out, it doesn't work =(

Last edited by doody; 09-01-2004 at 06:00 AM.
 
Old 09-01-2004, 06:03 AM   #5
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But do you know if an IP address was assigned to you?
 
Old 09-01-2004, 06:08 AM   #6
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No ip address was assigned to me... the connection to the dhcp server timed out before I was assigned an IP.

I found a couple of things on that site, I'm going to re-boot and try them out. I don't have my hopes up to high though... and I have class in like 2 hours, lol =)
 
Old 09-01-2004, 06:11 AM   #7
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Good luck with that. Post your findings when done if you want

Tectonic
 
Old 09-01-2004, 07:04 AM   #8
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Still nothing... grrrrrr

This is what I see:

http://members.gamedev.net/ontheheap/temp/shot.png


I started this last night around 7:00pm... 12 hours later and still no net.

Help!!
 
Old 09-01-2004, 08:12 AM   #9
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In my opinion the comparative difficulties with getting on the net is one of the biggest hastles with Linux. I like most other things about it but I am going to have to keep XP simply for easy web access.
 
Old 09-01-2004, 01:28 PM   #10
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YES!

I am actually connected to the internet with linux while typing this post! I found a good step-by-step tutorial on the slackware page, and I figured out how to do it!!! Oh man this is too awesome, lol =)
 
Old 09-01-2004, 01:38 PM   #11
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Good for you! Congrats.

If it is not too much trouble, can you tell me how
you accomplished it?
 
Old 09-01-2004, 01:45 PM   #12
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Well, I've basically just been playing around with ifconfig and netconfig for the last 12 hours I obtained my dhcp info from windows (using ipconfig /all). There is a Network Setup Guide for Slackware at that link.

During boot up make sure linux is recognizing your NIC. It should assign it to eth0. Once you see that it has (by typing ifconfig), it's just a matter of inputting the right into netconfig. Basically, with a dynamic-ip address assigned by DHCP all you need is the dhcp server.

Once I had that configured correctly I turned off the laptop, unplugged the cable modem, and waited like 2 minutes (isp's recommendations). I plugged the modem back in, let all of the green lights come on, and booted into linux. Logged in, typed startx, and lo-and-behold I was online!

It just takes time to get everything working right. Thing is to just not give up. If one thing doesn't work try something else.

Hope this helps!

- Stephen

EDIT: Fixed URL, didn't realize couldn't use html.

Last edited by doody; 09-01-2004 at 01:48 PM.
 
Old 09-01-2004, 01:55 PM   #13
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I understand. Kudos on the determination!

Tectonic
 
Old 09-01-2004, 02:00 PM   #14
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Thanks! Let me know when you get your connection up.
 
Old 09-01-2004, 02:02 PM   #15
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It's never been down. FreeBSD 4.6 just configured my box in the sysinstall program.

Right now I am upgrading to 5.2.1. though - hope it will all turn out ok

I was interested how you solved it - thus I asked.
 
  


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