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Old 05-07-2009, 09:55 AM   #1
anerudhbalaji
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Problems with the internet connection


Hello ppl,

I am a beginner to linux...I have open suse 11.1 installed on my laptop.The problem is there is no internet connectivity @ all in my linux OS.whereas internet is working perfectly in my Windows.Both Firefox/Konquereor respond the same way..any solution??
 
Old 05-07-2009, 11:12 AM   #2
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You could describe your network, and equipment better. Do you have a cable/dsl modem. Did you run the YaST2 configuration for the network device? Do you have cabled NIC connection or wireless?

If the router is a DHCP server, select that in the YaST2 setup. Most of the settings will then be configured for you.
Then run "/sbin/ifconfig". Does the device have an IP address? Can you ping another host on your LAN?
 
Old 05-07-2009, 01:54 PM   #3
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i have an ADSL modem and i have cable enabled NIC i guess..i didnt' run the Yadst2..how to do it..plz let me know..am an absolute kiddo in linux
 
Old 05-07-2009, 07:16 PM   #4
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You can reach YaST2 from the menu. There will be several modules on the left hand pane. Select "Network Devices". A shortcut if you use KDE is to press ALT-F2, and enter "kdesu yast2 network" in the run box. This is start with the networking setup dialog. Select your device in the upper right-hand pane and click edit. If you choose "Auto" configuration, it will use DHCP which will set your IP, Netmask and Gateway settings automatically when you boot up.

Is your ADSL modem a modem, or a Modem with a built in NAT router? Or do you have a NAT router? You mentioned that you have Windows hosts. If you can use them at the same time, you probably have a NAT router.

SuSE has a DSL configuration tool, but if you have a NAT router, you don't need to use it. The dailing is done by the router.

Make sure you change the HOSTNAME of your computer, if it "localhost" presently. I don't think a fresh SuSE install does that, but some distro's do.
 
  


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