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Old 05-19-2004, 08:49 AM   #1
zexico
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network configuration


Hello everyone

I'm trying to configure my network connection on laptop with mandrake 10. I want to connect the laptop to a windows net work. I know the domain, workgroup, the ip address, DNS, Default gateway and proxy server configurations.

Unfortunately I don't know where to start

I appreciate some help

ZeXico
 
Old 05-19-2004, 09:03 AM   #2
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Do you want to connect to the network for file sharing, or do you want to just use an internet connection?

For file sharing, Samba server is the way to go.

Jestah
 
Old 05-19-2004, 09:05 AM   #3
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The only information you need is nameserver(s), gateway, netmask, and the ip address itself.

To set the IP address and netmask:
# ifconfig <net_device> a.b.c.d netmask w.x.y.z
where a.b.c.d is the IP address, and w.x.y.z is your netmask

To set the nameserver(s), edit the file /etc/resolv.conf with the following syntax:
nameserver a.b.c.d
search domain.com

To set the default route:
# route add default gw a.b.c.d

For the proxy settings, it depends on the browser you will be using. For example, in Mozilla, it's Tools -> Options -> General -> Connection Settings.


This should be all you need to get your network configured. Hope this helps.
 
Old 05-19-2004, 09:31 AM   #4
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thx everyone but:

1)what do u mean by <net_device> (probably some name)
2) there's no ifconfig, or ipconfig command
3)mozzila doesn't have tools->options and so on....

so i'm stuck again ((((((
 
Old 05-19-2004, 09:39 AM   #5
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1 <net_device> if you only have on network adapter its eth0
2. You need to be logged in as root. ifconfig is located in the /sbin directory.
 
Old 05-19-2004, 10:29 AM   #6
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oh, another smart american! Your country produces lots of guys like you! Some get to be president of the USA! LOL
 
Old 05-19-2004, 11:00 AM   #7
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Originally posted by zexico
oh, another smart american! Your country produces lots of guys like you! Some get to be president of the USA! LOL
Hummm, You might want to try
halt
or
shotdown -r now

then put it back in it's box

send it back where you bought it

or accept to receive some help where ever it comes from
 
  


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