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ok i have yet another problem that i cant seem to solve... i have fedora 8 and when i load it up and everything my internet says that it is connected but when i open firefox and try to get to a site it says that it cannot find that server... help pls
Try opening google by it's IP 22.214.171.124. If you can resolve this site, you have a problem with your DNS. If you cannot resolve this site, you have a problem with your routing. Let us know what your results are.
Also, if you ARE able to see a google page, look at /etc/resolv.conf and make sure the entries for nameserver are what your ISP provided you. Also run "grep hosts: /etc/nsswitch.conf" and make sure it says "hosts: files dns".
If you aren't able to see the google page, your problem is a little more complicated, so let us know.
Open up Firefox and put http://126.96.36.199 in the URL box. See if firefox displays Google's search page.
If it DOES, your problem is with your DNS entries. These were either provided to you by your ISP or they are configured automatically. Open up a terminal window and type:
You should see some "nameserver www.xxx.yyy.zzz" entries. If they were set automatically, the first line you see should be "; generated by /sbin/dhclient-script". If they were provided for you, you need to make sure they are the correct entries as provided by your ISP.
If Google's search page wasn't displayed, you have a different networking problem (and it could be one of many) so report back and let me know the results of above before we move forward.
i have a dsl box.. lil black thing and it connects to a linksys router through a ethernet cable and then the computer connects to the router and i also have my laptop connected to the linksys router through wireless connection... built in doesnt have a card or anything