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Old 10-12-2009, 05:01 AM   #1
fedoraaddict
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Router won't work


Not for wireless, and to my shock upon connecting via ethernet cable, no connection either. Only tips I have is on the startup screen it tells me irda and network discovery both failed. Aside from that no clue what's going on. I'll dmesg, ls and smolt anything you want and post it.

OS- Fedora 11
comp- IBM ThinkPad X23
setup- RCA cable modem and Netgear FS605 router
 
Old 10-12-2009, 11:51 AM   #2
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Not enough info, so here are my Qs:

Is your network card detected? ifconfig should list it.

If not, what, exactly, is it? lspci should list it. (Is it enabled in the BIOS?)

Is the dhcp server enabled on your router? (See its manual).

What happens when you ask the router for a dhcp lease with (as root) dhclient eth0 (or whatever your ethernet interface is listed as by ifconfig) ?

Have you tried a different ethernet cable, &/or a different port on your router?

Does your router recognise that it has your PC plugged into one of its ports? Usually, there's a LED or something.

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