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Old 11-29-2004, 04:05 AM   #1
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Router - Internet connection


I'm pretty new to linux (actually since yesterday).

I finally managed to install mandrake 10.1.

Now so far as I understand this all the passwords and stuff is for my internet provider is stored in the router, or not?

Which means that I do not need to type all this data in again under Linux when I did that under XP.

I wanted to set up a net work but I can do this only over lan.

Can anybody help me please I want to access the internet through linux.

Thank you in advance
Old 11-29-2004, 04:27 AM   #2
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You've got a choice - you can have the information automatically assigned via DHCP (select the DHCP protocol in the Mandrake Control Centre and make sure your router is set to serve the information via DHCP) or you can set up a static ip/netmask/gateway address and DNS server adresses manually in Mandrake - the first three can be set manually in the Mandrake Control Centre and the DNS server addreses in /etc/resolv.conf.

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Old 11-29-2004, 04:41 AM   #3
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Thank you for your quick reply.

It can be very hard if you do not know about linux.

how can i do the first one (DHCP) I know my router uses this.

It's connected via USB. But I have a problem finding out how to access the router in mandrake.

If I open up the konqueror browser and I type in (thats what I did under XP) it cannot find it. Is there a problem with USB?


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