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Just installed mandrake 10 and what seems to be something normal, my internet didn't work. I am on a college LAN and was wondering what would be some simple steps to take to getting connected. I know some of you will say I didn't use the search function and this is a common question, but I did and couldn't find any solid answers to my problem. I have two DNS numbers, but no host name, not sure if i need that. I also enabled the firewall and let it pass all of the options on the install. (checked all of the check boxes except the first one) Any suggestions of where to start.... thanks.
Do you have a static IP or use DHCP? Mandrake tries DHCP by default, but you have DNS numbers so it may mean you have a static IP. In such case run Mandrake Control Center. Inside there's a network configuration program.
Netmask is not required. It'll probably work without it. It's harder with the default gateway...You should have it in the settings, with your IP address, DNS servers and so on. If you can't find it, ask admin or someone who may know.
In my version of Mandrake (9.2) you set up networking graphicaly using the tool 'drakconnect' (MDK Control Center->Internet and networking->DrakConnect). It may be changed a bit in ver 10, through.
Ok, i fixed it...I had the connection thing in the firewall set to +ppp rather than eth0 which was my network card for the lan. Everything else was already preconfigured like you guys said, thanks for the help.