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Old 01-07-2008, 07:15 PM   #1
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No DSL connection/ LAN Problems HELP PLEASE


i just switched to linux, and i am running a dual OS (SUSE and Windows XP) i cannot connect to my DSL through Linux. But i can with Windows XP. I have tried everything to connect to my internet. I called my DSL provider (SBC YAHOO) and they said it might be a problem with the LAN. any idea of how to fix this? they also said for me to call linux support hotline. Anybody have the number? please, i really could use some help.



thank you.
 
Old 01-07-2008, 07:25 PM   #2
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Please describe how your network is connected. Does it go DSL modem -> Router -> Computer, or directly from the DSL modem to the Computer? If the connection works in Windows and not in Linux, it is admittedly not your ISP's problem because the internet connection is indeed valid all the way to your computer.

Please also post the results of "ifconfig -a", run as root.
 
Old 01-07-2008, 07:57 PM   #3
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my modem is connected directly to my computer.




ifconfig results



eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:15:F2:4B:35:25
inet addr:********* Bcast:******** Mask 255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: fe80: :215:f2ff:fe4b:3525/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
Interrupt: 21 Base Address: 0x6400

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:******* Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: : ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:684 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:684 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:56024 (54.7 kb) TX bytes:56024 (54.7 kb)

Last edited by bamfsnyder; 01-07-2008 at 08:33 PM.
 
Old 01-07-2008, 09:42 PM   #4
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will someone please help me out here?????
 
Old 01-08-2008, 01:21 AM   #5
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I am assuming your interface is using a 169.254 or similar address, yes? You might need to ensure that you have a DHCP client enabled. In Slackware it's the command "dhcpcd" -- in other distros it can be other commands.
 
  


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