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I know I have another post not too far down, but the first post is really long and now I think it is full of useless information. I setup Slackware 10.1 on my DELL Inspiron 6000 laptop. The Broadcom 400x NIC is detected without a problem and netconfig tells me that it went through the DHCP setup processes, but I still cannot get on the internet. I cannot ping anything but 127.0.0.1 and my web browsers and chat clients do not connect.
I installed Ubuntu, which detected the card and was able to get online without a problem. I am not sure why this is though. Maybe slackware is having trouble getting an IP address through DHCP because I am at my college? I have the Windows ipconfig print out and the Ubuntu ifconfig print out, so maybe if I tried to manually tell Slackware the DHCP settings, that would work?
Another idea, could it be the kernel? Ubuntu runs on a 2.6 kernel whereas Slackware runs on the 2.4 kernel. Although I think that would only matter if Slackware couldn't detect the card at all, right?
I have never messed with networking type stuff except for setting up a small home network at my house. So, I may be completely wrong here, but it's all I've got at the moment.
If anyone could tell me how I'd go about manually setting up my network settings for DHCP or perhaps offer another suggestion I would greatly appreciate it.
Which version of Slack are you using? I have a Dell dimension desktop and couldn't do anything with Slack 10.0, but 10.1 worked like a charm. As I recall it had to do with the higher kernel version, though both were 2.4.x . I know I couldn't do any internet stuff, but I don't think I did as much investigation as you have so I know if this will help at all...