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Old 07-15-2004, 08:37 PM   #1
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Networking HELP!! PLZ


Hey guys as you can tell im a noob,
Ive installed mandrake linux (version 10) on my parents computer. Im having a lot of trouble getting the internet to work on my LAN. My current setup is

INTERNET<>ROUTER<>COMPUTER<>LINUX OS

I have no idea what im doing, i've tried everything i can think of to configure this in the wizard but nothing seems to get the internet up and running. ANY help would be greatly GREATLY appreciated. Thankyou for your time....
Router is RP614 v1 by netgear if that helps.

P.S. Sorry if i left out any neccesary info

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Old 07-15-2004, 10:18 PM   #2
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OK, lets see if we can get a bit more information. You have installed Mandrake on your PC and this computer is plugged into your Netgear router with a cat 5 cable. Now I will admit that I am not familar with this Netgear box, but I assume that it is similar to most home routers, it will likely have a link and data light on it. While your computer is turned on and plugged into this router do you see link and activity lights on the Netgear router?

If you go to a command prompt and run the following and post the output:

/sbin/ifconfig
 
Old 07-15-2004, 10:34 PM   #3
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Can do, give me a minute

BTW Thank you for your help its greatly apprecaited

UPDATE:

Checked the router, activity lights are blinking on the linux computers port.

After typing the suggested command I recieved the following:
Code:
lo    link encap: local loopback
      inet addr: 127.0.0.1  Mask: 255.0.0.0
      inet6 addr:   :1/128 Scope: Host
      UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU: 16436  Metric:1
      RX Packets: 780 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
      TX Packets: 780 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
      collisions:0 txquevelen:0
      RX bytes: 73379 (71.6 Kb) TX bytes:73379 (71.6 Kb)
PS that was copied by hand but it should be ok

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Old 07-16-2004, 02:50 AM   #4
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OK, that's your loopback. Can you do an ifup eth0 and tell us what output that produces?
 
Old 07-16-2004, 05:56 AM   #5
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I sure can ill output the results tommorow. Once again thankyou for the help.
 
Old 07-16-2004, 04:27 PM   #6
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I typed it in and recieved this (copied by hand once again)
Code:
Determining IP information for eth0....SIOCSIFFLAGS : Device not implemented.
SIOCSIFFLAGS : Device not implemented.
 
Old 07-16-2004, 11:05 PM   #7
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BUMP...Please help me
I forgot to mention that when i start up, and linux is initializing it can't initialize eth0.
 
Old 07-16-2004, 11:28 PM   #8
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You probably don't have a driver for your ethernet card -- what kind of card is it? If you're not sure, post the output of /sbin/lspci and we'll try to figure it out (I'm assuming it's a PCI ethernet card).
 
Old 07-17-2004, 05:42 PM   #9
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Thats what I thought the problem might be so I downloaded some ethernet drivers for linux. The only thing is- im having some trouble installing them, ill post the output in a bit.

By the way- my parents computer has a Soyo KT400 Lite in it and the ethernet card is integrated into that. I belive VT8235 is the model on the NIC. Thanks for a response im desperate to fix this as ive never been able to get through linux without any problems on one of my own systems.

UPDATE:
I got a new NIC and it came with some instructions for installing it on linux, if all goes well it may fix the problem. If not, im coming to you guys for help .

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Old 07-19-2004, 05:14 AM   #10
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I gave up on Mandrake Linux, didn't work out too well. I moved on to Fedora Core Redhat and its up and running fine its just not as flashy .
 
  


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