Originally posted by mermxx
what is your mode of internet connection?
try showstat to see if your modem is connected
what is the output of ifconf -a
My mode of connection is cable modem (and I use a router). "showstat" showed my modem is connected and up and running. I couldn't get the output of ifconfig -a since I'm replying to you here using my windows computer (and my linux isn't on the net yet). However, it showed all the proper IP address, showed my ethernet card interface was up and running. I wasn't able to ping "yahoo.com," but I was able to ping them directly to their IP address - so..........I think I'm looking at a DNS problem.
However again, when I open the browser and typed in "www.yahoo.com" - nothing. When I just put their IP address in...still nothing. That confuses me (I can ping their ip, but can't connect via a browser..hmmm).
Any other suggestions? I should tell you too...I know very little of the command line stuff. I just learned today what "ifconfig -a" does...