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Old 09-18-2005, 03:38 PM   #1
mcrexx
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USB Ethernet Adapter help


I'm trying to get my Linksys USB100TX ethernet adapter to work so I can download apt-get packages from the debian server but I can't seem to the ethernet adapter to connect to the internet.

When I plug the USB eth in debian automatically detects it.

Quote:
ohci_hcd 0000:00:02.0: wakeup
usb 1-2: new full speed USB device using address 5
eth2: Linksys USB100TX
So, to connect to my router I proceed to type:
Code:
ifconfig eth2 192.168.1.102 netmask 255.2255.255.0 up
(Although I would rather have the eth adapter get its own ip address, etc. through the router's DHCP, but I don't know how to make the adapter do that yet)

I then proceed to input:
Code:
/sbin/route add defulat gw 192.168.1.1
for the default gateway.

To check the adapter can connect to the router I type:
Code:
ping 192.168.1.1
and it shows the adapter is pinging correctly.

But when I try to ping a website:
I get unknown host.

I feel like I'm missing some steps, can someone help me fill the gaps please? Thank you very much.
 
Old 09-18-2005, 03:45 PM   #2
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Yep. You need to put the nameserver (DNS server) in /etc/resolv.conf.

For example, my /etc/resolv.conf contains:
Code:
nameserver 192.168.0.1
 
Old 09-18-2005, 03:48 PM   #3
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Thank you for the quick reply.

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Yep. You need to put the nameserver (DNS server) in /etc/resolv.conf.
I don't seem to have a file in /etc/ called resolv.conf .
 
Old 09-18-2005, 03:51 PM   #4
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Then simply create one with only that as the contents.
 
Old 09-18-2005, 03:55 PM   #5
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Then simply create one with only that as the contents.
DONE! It works! THANK YOU SO MUCH MATIR!

Last edited by mcrexx; 09-18-2005 at 04:06 PM.
 
Old 09-18-2005, 04:54 PM   #6
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No problem. Glad we got you up and running. To use DHCP, simply install dhcpcd or dhclient. I prefer dhcpcd, but to each their own.
 
  


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