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Howdy people. I have a problem regarding my laptop's internet connection. I have connected to numerous wireless networks and, as of today, tried an ethernet wired connection. The problem is that even though my laptop detects the networks and actually connects to them, I can't connect to the internet, either through firefox or konqueror. I also sent the laptop to the store I bought it from so that it could be checked for hardware problems, but it appears to be fine as far as hardware goes.
I run SUSE 10.2 32 bit. What could a solution to my problem be?
Click on "Applications" then on the tab "Computer" then to the top and click on YaST. Once you have entered your password click on "network devices" in the left panel and the right panel will give you your options. Just click on one of the devices that fit the bill and fill in the blanks.
Yes, I forgot to say that I have already done that. In the network card window the system detects an ethernet controller, with a DHCP IP Address, and a wireless 3945ABG Network connection, with a fixed ip address. The problem is that both controllers are configured the way they were in the beginning. I used to connect to the internet wirelessly, and then one day I went to a friend's appartment and he started fiddling with my laptop's wireless connection so that I could be given access to his wireless network, and after that day I haven't been able to connect to any network. I visited the network card window a few times ever since and believe I've set everything back to its default value, yet I can't be 100% sure, so is there a way I can return the system to its default condition or something like that?
My jackass friend claims to be a SUSE expert. If this has something to do with the values he fed my system then he's gonna get SO pwnt.
You may think you have it set to original settings but apparently not. I can't help you much beyond here, I have to stumble through mine every time I change to another network. I know them friends can get you into trouble at times but they are a true friend if after you get this fixed you can sit down with him and laugh about it. Just don't let him touch your computer again.
Last edited by Larry Webb; 10-13-2007 at 07:48 AM.
To remove all the settings go into Yast, Network Card, select the card you need and hit delete - this will remove the configuration set for it. Also check the settings in Hostname/DNS and Routing.
Once clear you can reenter the config as it was before.
It may be the route that's changed or DNS missing? Can you ping external IP's? Try this
If you have the hwinfo utility installed, run /usr/sbin/hwinfo --netcard. The output should identify the card(s) and whether or not the drivers are loaded. The output names the required driver(s), and the command to load them (modprobe is prefered).
You 'friend' may have changed the modules.conf file such that the driver for the wired ethernet card is not loading.
I found an unprotected wireless network in my neighbourhood and typed the commands.
The host command did not work, because it said that the server could not be reached.
The ping command, however, is still working. It's telling me that it's transferring 64 bytes from that ip address, and then icmp_seq=0, icmp_seq=2, icmp_seq=3 etc. Then ttl=some kind of numerical value, and then a time value in miliseconds. This process has been dragging on and on, but I'm wise enough to let it finish.
Edit: This really isn't gonna stop anytime soon, is it?
DNS may need re entered - In Yast make sure the DNS server is set to your routers IP (if using DHCP from router) or the correct DNS for your ISP
As a test stick 188.8.131.52 in FF's address bar
Currently, I don't have a wireless/ethernet router of my own, I just find wireless networks in my neighbourhood and connect to them. I plan to change this soon and buy a router of my own, but first I'm gonna need to make sure my laptop connects to the web. Therefore I can't say for sure what the router IP is.
Anyways, it seems that the only way is to delete the configuration and rebuild from scrap. What must I be careful to type?