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I've installed Mandrake 9.1 on my parents' computer. The install went fine, everything is properly detected, except this one problem: I can't connect to the internet.
Before I installed, I checked with a livecd (Slack live) , and internet connection is fine with the live cd, so I know it's me who is doing something wrong and it isn't a hardware issue.
The internet connection is a cable internet connection, so it goes trough a network card (in windows, this shows up as a VIA - compatible fast ethernet adapter, in linux too, so I guess this is correct) to some sort of router/cable modem, I guess it's a sort of small LAN, when configuring the internet in windows, I have to select 'lan' in the wizard to make it work.
In the mandrake configuration centre, I follow the wizard through, but it doesn't work.
At boot, the boot process waits a really long time at 'bringing up interface eth0', then there comes a message like '
ping 1: ...
retreived ip adress'
(not the exact words, it goes too fast to write it down properly, but I think you get the idea)
When I launch a browser and try to go to a website , i get a 'server unreachable' error message, if I try to ping an adress, i get a 'network unreachable' message.
I know this is probably a small problem based on my stupidity, but please help me out.
If you need any more information, please let me know.
Originally posted by Jatt_thugz which cable modem do you have? Is your ethernet card configured properly?.. did the network setup ask u to specify domain name etc? We need more information before we can help u..
The modem is a Motorola surfboard.
How do you know if the ethernet card is configured properly? This could be the problem.
I'm going to boot in Linux now to write down everything.
'configuring network device eth0 (driver via-rhine)
Please enter the IP configuration for this pc.
Every entrance must be entered as an IP adress in 'dotted decimal' form. (for example 188.8.131.52)'
remember network id (usefull for laptops):
'hot' adapting of network:
give hostname from DHCP adress:
start at boot: