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Old 01-04-2006, 12:31 AM   #1
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Question hardware compatible? CNet PRO200WL PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter


Hi. I just got into Linux today, therefore i am a total newb, if you will. i wanted to use a distro that was easy and fun so i chose slaz based on slackware. i am using the newest version, 5.0.6, and every thing seems to be working except one thing. i cant get onto the internet. i dont know what to do. my ethernet card is: CNet PRO200WL PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter. what do i have to do in order for my internet to work while running Slax 5.0.6?
 
Old 01-04-2006, 07:40 AM   #2
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First, I'm not so sure that Slackware could ever be seen as a newbie distro, however, there's nothing *too* wrong with that and now you've got it, there's no reason NOT to try it.

Secondly, just boot from Slax and see how far you get. 99% of ethernet cards "just work" in Slax/Slackware (as for any other linux system) but they may need some configuration if you do not have a DHCP system.

DHCP give out an address to any ethernet card on your local network that asks for it. If you have a DHCP server somewhere (usually on things like broadband routers etc.) that Slax will just pick up on that and use it and hey presto! Internet access.

If you don't have DHCP, the above just won't work (you'll run a browser on Slax and get nothing but errors) so you have to set the card IP addresses manually. If you've not done it before (in Windows or otherwise), I'd suggest learning how to do that before you try any sort of Linux as they will all need those settings to be made.
 
Old 01-04-2006, 08:39 AM   #3
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as root lspci shd list card. If not on network,then 4 dsl,as root, pppoe-setup or adsl-setup shd get that going. 4 56K modem kppp may help. Good luck.
DL SimplyLinux bk by Jetzblack for good install/config guide for Slackware,Debian,etal-- if want to try full Slackware. Bitbenderforums.com has great install guide for SLW and top of this forum too.
 
Old 01-04-2006, 07:41 PM   #4
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my router is already on DHCP and i have cox cable internet. the router it is going through is a dgl-4300 from d-link. any help? i dont know what to do?

ps: i was calling myself a noob, not slackware.
 
  


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