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Old 11-22-2003, 08:39 AM   #1
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inernet connection


being compleatly new to linux i have no idea what im doin here. i need to set up my internet connection. could someone give me a basic step by step or at least point me to some detailed reading that could help?
 
Old 11-22-2003, 08:44 AM   #2
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Perhap you could tell us what sort of connection it is, the hardware you are using to connect and your provider.
 
Old 11-22-2003, 08:47 AM   #3
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lol yeah guess that could help. ok im using a nic card(3com i belive) and i need to connect to my router (lynksys firewall router). and im currently using a cable modem. hope that helps some
 
Old 11-22-2003, 09:32 AM   #4
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Is your computer connected to the modem ok? Are you getting link lights? Does your ISP give a dynamic address to your computer or is it fixed?
 
Old 11-22-2003, 09:36 AM   #5
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my computer is properly connected to my router and the appropriate lights are on. my router is working fine and is connected to my cable modem which is also working perfectly. i use a static IP. everything works fine on my XP system. so its just that i need to get everything configured correctly for mandrake 9.2
 
Old 11-22-2003, 09:40 AM   #6
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As rot try running:
netconf

This should give you a menu system to configure your IP address etc as you have done in windows.
 
Old 11-22-2003, 09:49 AM   #7
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yeah i tried that already... it didnt do anything. is there anything else i should try?
 
Old 11-22-2003, 10:09 AM   #8
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anyone??? help? plz?
 
Old 11-22-2003, 11:07 AM   #9
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Have you tried using DrakConnect ?
http://doc.mandrakelinux.com/Mandrak...onnection.html

If this does not work, you can try to activate it manually.
If you have more than one NIC, you can list which NIC is connected to which interface
Code:
dmesg | grep -i eth
If your 3com NIC is on eth0, you will need to edit the /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 file.
Here is an example for a static IP set up on Linux as long as your router's IP is 192.168.1.1
Code:
DEVICE=eth0
ONBOOT=yes
BOOTPROTO=none
IPADDR=192.168.1.2
NETMASK=255.255.255.0
TYPE=Ethernet
NETWORK=192.168.1.0
BROADCAST=192.168.1.255
 
Old 11-22-2003, 11:14 AM   #10
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hmm ok thanx. i cant try it ATM (gota go to work) but ill try it tonight. thanx for ur help.
 
Old 11-23-2003, 12:02 PM   #11
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ok i put that info in and now if i try to get toa website using konqueror it tells me that it couldnt download the proxy configuration script... i dont ever remember setting up a proxy script. what should i do?
 
Old 11-23-2003, 02:05 PM   #12
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Can you use lynx:
lynx -dump http://www.google.com
 
Old 11-23-2003, 03:11 PM   #13
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hmm ok i dont know what lynx is but ill give it a try
 
Old 11-23-2003, 03:14 PM   #14
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hmm ok nope doesnt work.. cannot connect to remote host
 
Old 11-23-2003, 03:24 PM   #15
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Check your routing tables:
route -n

IP Address details:
ifconfig

and DNS:
cat /etc/resolv.conf
ping www.linuxquestions.org
ping 64.179.4.146
 
  


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