I am not a regular user but not a newbie to Linux due to the complicated methods to configure all devices correcty on the computer, and due to the its other complications.
What Works :
The Problem / Complication (Linux Networking Setup):
Right now I have a dual Boot Windows+Linux Machine. It is connected to the net via DSL using SmartAX MT882 DSL Modem, which is connected to a broadband SMC7004WFW router, connecting to two computers and a Laptop. The network and internet connection works fine on Windows.
I am now using and Mandriva Linux PowerPack+ 2006. Under Linux the Network Card pings OK, when I ping 127.0.0.1. The network card in the computer is set as 192.168.2.101, Subnet 255.255.255.0. The DSN, GATEWAY are also set correctly as set under Windows where the values work!. But here in Linux, I am not able to configure the Network card properly and I am not even able access the router address: 192.168.2.1 or the dsl modem address: 192.168.1.1, let alone my laptop/network/internet.
I was using Mandrake Linux 9.x on dialup PPP dialup modem, before I installed DSL and Mandriva Linux PowerPack+ 2006.
PLease HELP use "Internet and Network" on "Mandriva Linux PowerPack+ 2006" LINUX!!!
My System configuration is PIII-850, 768 MB RAM, 12 GB dedicated for LINUX, dualboot with Windows. The Networkcard is Intel 21041 based Digital 10 MBPS Card and every thing works perfectly under Windows from where I am sending this message.
Thanks. Please view this post as I am not able to post another message until I post two more messages. I will keep updating it
Make : DEC|DECchip 21041 [Tulip Pass 3]
Speed : 10Mbps
Module : de2104x
NIC IP address : 192.168.2.101
I can ping 127.0.0.1
I Can't Ping my Router 126.96.36.199 connected to my DSL Modem.
I Can't Ping my DSL Modem 188.8.131.52
My DNS : 184.108.40.206
Gateway : 192.168.1.1
Please help me setup the default route to my router which has information to connect to my DSP Service Provider.
Thanks in advance,