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Old 08-22-2008, 10:08 AM   #1
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Network Device Set Up


Ok...I have the OS up and now need to configure other devices to get this PC up and running. I need to get on-line with this PC to see if I can download needed drivers. I am dealing with a Dell Dimension 8100, there is a ethernet connector as part of the motherboard and I have removed the modem and installed a wireless card. I would like to add this PC as part of my home network which includes 2 windows boxes. I am at the point of trying to configure the ethernet....I have been told to use DCHP...where do I get an IP address. Is this going to be a BIG headache?

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Old 08-22-2008, 10:18 AM   #2
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Ok...I have the OS up and now need to configure other devices to get this PC up and running. I need to get on-line with this PC to see if I can download needed drivers. I am dealing with a Dell Dimension 8100, there is a ethernet connector as part of the motherboard and I have removed the modem and installed a wireless card. I would like to add this PC as part of my home network which includes 2 windows boxes. I am at the point of trying to configure the ethernet....I have been told to use DCHP...where do I get an IP address. Is this going to be a BIG headache?
You should get a DHCP address from your home network device, like your router. Since you've got other PC's on the network, your device should just go out and get an address when the system boots.
 
Old 08-22-2008, 11:06 AM   #3
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Ok...I have the OS up and now need to configure other devices to get this PC up and running. I need to get on-line with this PC to see if I can download needed drivers. I am dealing with a Dell Dimension 8100, there is a ethernet connector as part of the motherboard and I have removed the modem and installed a wireless card. I would like to add this PC as part of my home network which includes 2 windows boxes. I am at the point of trying to configure the ethernet....I have been told to use DCHP...where do I get an IP address. Is this going to be a BIG headache?

Thanks,
Travis
What distro are you using?
 
Old 08-22-2008, 11:08 AM   #4
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SUSE 10.3....I have just set up this PC.
 
Old 08-22-2008, 12:48 PM   #5
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I think I have the devices configured. I have tried to get connected to the internet, but it tells me "unable to connect to server" on any site I try to go to. I used IP address - 192.168.1.100 netmask - 255.255.255.0 What am I doing wrong?

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I think I have the devices configured. I have tried to get connected to the internet, but it tells me "unable to connect to server" on any site I try to go to. I used IP address - 192.168.1.100 netmask - 255.255.255.0 What am I doing wrong?

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You say you USED address 192.168.1.100. Did you type this address in when you were building the system?

Since you have other machines, and (I'm assuming), you're using either a Linksys or DLink home router, the DHCP range begins at 100. One of your other two machines may already have that address.

If you manually input that address, you also have to manually input other values, such as the default gateway. Without the default gateway, your system won't know how to get anywhere else. DHCP sets all this up for you.

Check your other machines first, to see what addresses they have. If none are using the address you mentioned, try typing in (as root), "route add default gw 192.168.1.1", then try to access a web site. If that works, you can go in through Yast, and configure the default gateway for that interface. Personally, I'd just go to yast first, and change the interface to be DHCP, then reboot.

Also, FWIW, the latest OpenSuSE is 11.0.
 
  


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