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Old 12-09-2008, 12:33 PM   #1
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Puppy cannot connect to 'net


I have just tried Puppy 4.1 and I could not connect to the internet.
Puppy correctly detected my eth0 and I ran the connection wizard and I was able to use the same driver that I use in SuSE 10.0 (e100) and it was able to use DHCP and I got a message that said that all was ok and I could obtain an IP address. I thought that would be automatic. Then I tried to go to a webpage but SeaMonkey could not connect to the internet.

We have DSL and use a router to connect to the internet. The SuSE 11.1 live CD had no trouble connecting. I wonder what else I have to do to get Puppy to connect?
 
Old 12-09-2008, 12:38 PM   #2
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Do you have an ip?
ifconfig -a
What is the default gw?
route -n
Is the dns set up ok?
cat /etc/resolv.conf
 
Old 12-09-2008, 12:54 PM   #3
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I will try those out next time I boot into it, thanks!

btw, what is the best way to get the live CD out so that I can boot back into SuSE? Not knowing, I had to choose "shut down completely", not restart, and had to use a pin to force open the CD drawer to take Puppy out. I'm sure there must be a better way than that.
 
Old 12-10-2008, 10:12 AM   #4
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Well I tried the connection wizard and all went well, I even got an ip address but for some reason, I still cannot browse the internet.

When I check with ifconfig, all looks right. I checked with the various other status monitors that Puppy has and they too say that all is well.

Why can't I browse the internet then? What could be wrong? SuSE has no problem (I'm running that now) and Ubuntu has no problem (my son-in-law can just plug his computer into our router and go!) and since Puppy is being run from the same computer that runs SuSE and can connect, I don't understand what the problem might be.

Does anyone have any clues?
 
Old 12-10-2008, 11:18 AM   #5
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can you ping to 212.100.160.51
what is the default gw ?
do you have an ip?
 
Old 12-10-2008, 12:36 PM   #6
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I definitely have an ip. The gateway is the usual 255.255, etc.

I will try that ping and get back to you.

I noticed that puppy has up to 5 pppoe's running, is that ok? If not, how do I get rid of the extras?
 
Old 12-10-2008, 02:10 PM   #7
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ok, the ping worked. However, SeaMonkey still cannot connect and the irc cannot connect either.
 
Old 12-10-2008, 02:21 PM   #8
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make sure you use the correct dns server in /etc/resolv.conf
 
Old 12-10-2008, 03:12 PM   #9
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Ok, I just tried to look at /etc/resolv.conf and it was a link to /etc/ppp/resolv.conf. When I clicked on /etc/ppp/resolv.conf to take a look, I got a message that it did not exist or Puppy could not access it. The same thing happened when I tried the /etc/resolv.conf file.

So, I wonder what's wrong with my Puppy?

Lately now, I've been getting these "incorrect shutdown" messages when I start Puppy. I just wait though and it starts up fine. I wonder what I'm doing wrong to cause these messages?
 
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Do you run puppy from your HD,CD/DVD,USB ....
 
Old 12-11-2008, 08:25 AM   #11
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I'm running Puppy from a CD/DVD drive and my settings were saved to my usb stick.

One time when I was shutting Puppy down, I forgot and took the stick out too soon, before Puppy could save my data. But I have since then made sure to wait until Puppy had saved the session. Is this what caused the "improper shut down" messages? (Which have continued to show up btw.)

So, for the /etc/resolv.conf file, do I have to make one? Or is it already there, and I would have to somehow make it accessible to Puppy? I took a look at SuSE's /etc/resolv.conf file and wrote the info down.

When I mentioned my connection problem to a friend of mine, he was telling me something about iptables and how it was giving him a problem on one of the distros that he was running. I don't remember if he said he had to delete it or what to get it working. He mentioned that the iptables can prevent access to the internet if configured wrong. Is this a possibility?
 
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Since you can ping to 212.100.160.51, the network is OK
Since you can't ping to www.google.com, there is a problem with the DNS.
I don't understand why there isn't a file /etc/resolv.conf.

You can try to boot into RAM, so the previous settings will not be read, and then see if you can connect.
 
Old 12-11-2008, 08:45 AM   #13
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I think I will try that since I am getting very annoyed with not being able to connect.
If I do get everything working right, would Puppy just save the new stuff over the old or do I have to delete the old saved settings?
 
Old 12-11-2008, 09:50 AM   #14
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I'm on now!

I just booted it without the saved stuff and the first thing I did was to try the connection wizards (the DSL one and the PPPOE one) and it finally worked! I'm definitely saving these settings when I shut down. I'm very happy now.

Now, onto some Puppy exploration!
 
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I have an macronix mx987x5 ethernet card. Puppy 4.1.2 doesn't see this module. How do you set it up?
 
  


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