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Old 02-24-2003, 02:56 PM   #1
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Internet connection

My Linux running pc is connect to a router with another 2 WindozeXP pc's and i'am having problems connecting to the internet, i have run netconfig with out success.

my netcofig settings:
GATEWAY: - IP address of router?

Please note i'am a new user to both Linux and slackware.


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Do you have /etc/resolv.conf with DNSes?
Old 02-24-2003, 03:12 PM   #3
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checked my /etc/resolv.conf file just says 'search home'?

also when setting up netconfig i chose static IP with no named server was this correct?

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Old 02-24-2003, 05:56 PM   #4
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You will probably need to run netconfig again and set your DHCP to the gateway server name and ip--even though you'll have a static IP of This way, it looks for the proper location to get its IP and will be able to obtain its static IP. I could be totally wrong here, but I think this should work.

Either way, you'll have to run netconfig again, and edit your /etc/resolv.conf to add the proper DNS entries:

search (domain name--most likely your gateway server)
nameserver primary DNS IP
nameserver secondary DNS IP

Since you're connecting to a gateway server, you should use your gateway's IP address here. Like I said, I'm not 100% sure on this, but that's how I would start. Hope this helps
Old 02-24-2003, 06:48 PM   #5
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Cheers all just went through netconfig again this time using DHCP clicked O.K and every thing seems to be working fine!

So thanks again!!!!


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