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Old 01-09-2008, 03:44 AM   #1
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Exclamation Problem with wireless connection in Fedora 8


Hello,

I am new to linux and I just installed Fedora 8.
I am using network manager to connect wireless network.

When I log in, linux automatically connects to the wireless network.
It is even showing that network is established. However, when I
run firefox, there is no connection. Strange thing is that when I ping websites, there are responses but firefox doesn't work.

It takes me long time to wait it to be run.

Also, when I use yum command to install some softwares, it says internet is not connected.

Can anyone help me please???
 
Old 01-09-2008, 07:21 AM   #2
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linux doesnt like some standard router DNS settings, my routers basic DNS setting is 10.1.1.1, but it won't work with any linux distro, i use the DNS server's 61.9.188.3 and 61.9.207.1, hope this helps
 
Old 01-12-2008, 02:55 AM   #3
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did my comment help?
 
Old 06-06-2010, 09:10 AM   #4
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Question changing DNS settings

Hey, I'm very much a newbie on linux in general and fedora in particular and I have the same problem.

Would try your suggested solution but I don't know how you change the DNS settings on your router?

Thanks,
Cecilia
 
Old 06-07-2010, 02:03 AM   #5
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you dont need to change it in your router, just on your machine, you need to find some dns servers first though, you could use the ones i posted earlier but they're in australia, to change it you need to right click on the signal bars and choose edit connections, find your network in the list, you may need to swap to another tab to find it, then edit that connection, you then need to go to the IPv4 settings and change them from dhcp to dhcp addresses only, down the bottom of that screen there should be a little box which has just become activated labled dns, you can enter the dns addresses in there separated by ', '
 
Old 06-07-2010, 02:52 AM   #6
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enchevetrement also you might want to read the fedora docs .
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/index.html
fedora has changed SO much since 8 that most instructions for 8 will NOT work on 13
 
Old 06-07-2010, 02:58 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bonosungho View Post
Hello,

I am new to linux and I just installed Fedora 8.
I am using network manager to connect wireless network.

When I log in, linux automatically connects to the wireless network.
It is even showing that network is established. However, when I
run firefox, there is no connection. Strange thing is that when I ping websites, there are responses but firefox doesn't work.

It takes me long time to wait it to be run.

Also, when I use yum command to install some softwares, it says internet is not connected.

Can anyone help me please???
My advice would be to install an up-to-date distro. Fedora 8 stopped being supported in Jan 2009. The latest Fedora release is 13 and can be downloaded from here.
 
Old 06-07-2010, 03:06 AM   #8
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the first post was on 01-09-08, 04:44 AM
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Old 06-07-2010, 03:09 AM   #9
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LOL - I'm seeing dead threads
 
Old 06-08-2010, 03:24 AM   #10
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Thanks for the advice, managed to change DNS servers, however, this doesn't appear to solve the problem... Any other ideas?

(Btw I have Fedora 11 at the mo.)
 
  


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