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As you might have guessed, I am a Linux newbie. I've encountered a problem on my computer where I am unable to access the internet. I am currently running Slackware 10.1 on a dualboot with Windows 98 as the other OS using LILO. The system is connected to a home network where other PCs running Windows OSes are also connected. The thing is when I boot up in Windows 98 on the same machine, it connects fine to the internet, however, when I boot up in Slackware in the KDE desktop, I can't view any web sites on Konquerer or Mozilla. I ran netconfig and entered a random name "blue-machine" as my hostname, I used the Telus(my ISP) Connection-specific DNS Suffix as my Domain and chose the DHCP option and left DHCP Host Name as blank. I used startx to boot up my desktop and I couldn't get on-line. I then attempted to manually configure the settings through netconfig with "Static IP" using the same names for the first two options, then 192.168.123.103 as the IP address for the local machine which is what it is listed as IP Address when I boot up in Windows 98. I used 255.255.255.0 as the mask and 192.168.123.254 as the gateway address as listed in Windows 98. When it asked about the Name Server, I tried ab.hsia.telus.net as well as leaving it blank. Neither worked. The thing is I had it working before but I had to reinstall Slackware when I forgot my root password. It was the same setup but I don't remember what I used in my original configuration. I know I am definitely editting the same Ethernet card in Slackware as I am using in Windows 98 because the MAC addresses are the same.
When I type in ipconfig /all on one of my other machines, I get:
When I type in netstat -rn, I get this:
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags MSS Window irtt Iface
192.168.123.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 eth0
127.0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 255.0.0.0 U 0 0 0 lo
0.0.0.0 192.168.123.254 0.0.0.0 UG 0 0 0 eth0