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hi all. i have just successfully setup slackware on my box, and i think its cool. but i can't setup my internet for some reason.
i am connecting through a d-link router, but if i run ifconfig, it dosen't tell me my local ip under the inet: thing, only 127.0.0.1. when i was in windows, running ipconfig would tell me that i was 192.168.0.100 but on slackware, it acts as if i'm not on a network. i try to ping 192.168.0.2, which is another computer thats connected to the router, but it says 'network unreachable'. so because of that, i don't know my local ip, so i can't run netconfig. can anybody help me?
First, is your D-Link router handing out IP addresses? Is it running DHCP? Second, did you manually configure the IP address in Windows or did Windows just grabbed that IP address from the D-Link router?
If you don't remember setting up the IP address in Windows manually, then the D-Link router handed out the IP address to Windows.
sorry, i'm not sure about the handing out ip addresses thing, but i don't remember setting up my internet on windows.. it was just.. there. as for the dhcp thing, i'm just not sure what to put the values in for.
edit: for the dhcp thing, i just pressed enter because my isp didn't give me anything, but it dosen't work.
i'm pretty sure its not, because i used to have windows on the same box, and the internet worked fine, but in slackware, nothing works. and i haven't touched the router box. its a di-604 model box, if that matters.
1) Hook cable modem/ dsl modem up to the router (Uplink port)
2) Hook computer up to router (Port 1)
3) Run netconfig
4) choose dhcp
You are correct in that you do not need to enter extra information for dhcp. It has nothing to do with your ISP, though. Your computer is not getting an IP address from your ISP, it is getting it from your router. Your router handles getting an IP address from your ISP all by itself. Your computer should receive the IP address 192.168.0.100, just like it did under windows.
Run netconfig again. This time, write down all of the options and what you choose. Post back and let us know.
well, i'm pretty sure my computer's connected to the router and everything, and i've tried netconfig, and put cryptick as the host name, then cryptick.net as domain, then selected dchp, then just pressed enter when it asked me for info. but it dosen't work.! i just don't know why i can't even ping my router. does that imply that i'm not connected? does video cards matter? if they do, i'm on a nVidia GeForce.
hm.. i got everything working fine.. i'm on slackware right now.. i'm not sure why it worked, i just ran netconfig, selected dchp, and pressed enter for everything. then i rebooted.. after that, it worked. i think i didn't reboot the first time, which is why it didn't work. Thanks everybody for helping me!