no Internet: a frequent result of experimentation
Hello! I get Internet access through Verizon, which delivers PPPoE over fiber to a router with DHCP enabled. The network is ethernet. As I was exploring LiveCDs, the vast majority could not find the Internet. Two that could were Puppy Linux and Slax. Suse couldn't, nor could Mandriva, nor a bunch of others. With one or two I could ping the router but nothing beyond. Most couldn't even find the router.
Anyway, Slackware as installed from the CD finds the Internet. But when I tried to upgrade the kernel to 126.96.36.199 this afternoon, it couldn't find the router. I am pretty sure I have many networking options checked in the configuration for 188.8.131.52. What could I have missed? Is my connection very unusual?