PROBLEM INTERNET REALTEK8139(Genius LAN GF100TXRII).
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188.8.131.52 is your own IP (wasn't it???) and it mustn't be
in etc/resolv.conf !!!
Try adding 184.108.40.206 to your /etc/resolv.conf , after any other entries and try to ping it. Try also to ping some web sites. Do you have the command netwatch? If yes does it show any activity?(must be root to execute it)
Also egag already said that to execute file even as root you must make it executable first.
When everything works from the command line, you should try the automated toolz again.
In both cases ---ping 220.127.116.11---- gave me something like this :
PING 18.104.22.168 (22.214.171.124) 56(84) bytes of data. 64 bytes from 126.96.36.199: icmp_seq=1 ttl=255 time=0.670 ms 64 bytes from 188.8.131.52: icmp_seq=2 ttl=255 time=0.646 ms 64 bytes from 184.108.40.206: icmp_seq=3 ttl=255 time=0.598 ms 64 bytes from 220.127.116.11: icmp_seq=4 ttl=255 time=0.651 ms 64 bytes from 18.104.22.168: icmp_seq=5 ttl=255 time=0.659 ms 64 bytes from 22.214.171.124: icmp_seq=6 ttl=255 time=0.687 ms 64 bytes from 126.96.36.199: icmp_seq=7 ttl=255 time=0.662 ms 64 bytes from 188.8.131.52: icmp_seq=8 ttl=255 time=0.622 ms 64 bytes from 184.108.40.206: icmp_seq=9 ttl=255 time=0.661 ms 64 bytes from 220.127.116.11: icmp_seq=10 ttl=255 time=0.640 ms 64 bytes from 18.104.22.168: icmp_seq=11 ttl=255 time=0.621 ms 64 bytes from 22.214.171.124: icmp_seq=12 ttl=255 time=0.660 ms
--- 126.96.36.199 ping statistics --- 12 packets transmitted, 12 received, 0% packet loss, time 10999ms rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 0.598/0.648/0.687/0.025 ms
pinging websites doesn't work at all.
I do not have the command netwatch, but I do have the command netstat.
It have some data but it is rather a lot and because I don't know it relevance
to my problem I will post it upon your request.
Also, regarding the advice of egag, to make my script executable, it doesn't work out.
I did some thing like this in the file script.bat :
Writing you a post from Linux instead of windows. :)
I am happy to announce to thee that my internet problem is partially solved.
When I was looking on the net regarding configuring your network card, I saw that
they were allways using those same commandline tools as you learned me.
However there is this small difference :
Mostly I saw(applied to my situation though) :
ipconfig eth0 188.8.131.52 netmask 255.255.255.0
When I did that I could ping some websites (except for google) and when I opened
Konquerer, I saw to my amazement that I had access to the Internet.
I am very happy,
Thank you all for your time investments, I couldn't have done it so quickly without your advise.
May God reward you.
As iZvi stated in one of his recent posts, these commandline tools were just some
temporary aids, used in configuring my network card.
Afterwards Yast had to be used again to set everything up.
This would be good, because then I won't have to configure my network card again and again
Since Yast did a poor job in my access to the Internet I really don't see how I could use it again
inorder to get my network card configured properly. It is very strange that it works through commandline
but not through Yast, despite the same values being filled in.........
Also, if I am not mistaken, Internet seems to be a bit on the slow side.
When I want to download some stuff, it goes rather slow.
I just made a test and I got about 5.0 KB/s to 25.0 KB/s, yet normally
I have about 300KB/s to 800KB/s .
As iZvi already remarked,
Now on the problem, your /etc/resolv.conf is OK. ethtool results are also OK (the speed is only 10 MB, but still not an error).
I tried to do something like ethtool -s eth0 speed 100 and it just executes without giving any message of success or not.
When I inquire ethtool eth0 nothing has changed.
The netmask shows how much of your IP should be used as a network number part and how much as your number in the network. When you don't specify it, ifconfig just assumes the default for your class network (it knows the class by the IP). I just thought that ifconfig will assume the right value, but I've been wrong.
And the command line tools are the most powerful in linux, your GUI-accessories are just using them in the background . however, you should try yast to make your life easier - just specify the correct values, you already learned using cmdline tools, and don't switch on IP forwarding
Even 10 Mbits/s are still enough to have full speed internet - that's probably not the problem, maybe this time the problem is the ISP?
My NIC sometimes shows also 10 Mbits/half duplex, but nothing different happens (Nobody shares files trough windows, so no high-speed downloads are needed). It solves automatically after some day. And maybe your network isn't capable of higher speed?
Here at the university we have got one of the best internet connections available.
Download speeds at 300 to 800 KB/s are very common here.
In windows I have this download speed, but here in Linux, even this forum takes a sec. or two
do get set up. This is really NOT normal.
I would like to thank iZvi for his numerous contributions in helping solving my problem.
Though I have access to Internet from linux, there are still a few optimization issues left which
I will take to to the networking section.
For future reference, all I had to do to solve the Internet problem(even though Yast was correctly set)
was to configure my network card manually.
This should be done as follows :
-Delete your card from yast, making it clean.
-modprobe 8139too (8193too is the module name for Realtek)
-ifconfig eth0 *YOUR-IP-ADDRESS* netmask *YOUR-NET-MASK* (mostly 255.255.255.0)
-route add default gw *YOUR-DEFAULT-GATEWAY* (looks very similar to *YOUR-IP-ADDRESS*)
To test you simply do : ping *YOUR-IP-ADDRESS*
If you would reboot then all your settings will get lost, therefor, if Internet works,
you must set up Yast again and for some bizarre reason things will work all of the sudden.
According to your Windows settings, the netmask should have three "255"s >255.255.255.0
Usually, this stuff is set up by the ISP by DHCP and you have that option turned off. In that other OS, was there a box checked, "obtrain IP address automatically" or so forth? That "automatically" is DHCP.
Try asking your ISP if they use DHCP, re-check the settings in that other OS, or try YAST with DHCP client enabled.
If you must use manually configured network configuration, be sure to put in the gateway , netmask and IP correctly.