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Old 07-23-2006, 05:57 PM   #1
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Cant get Ubuntu to browse. PLEASE HELP!


Hello everyone,

I wouldnt say that I am very new to Linux but I dont really know much about Linux yet. Right now, I have a lot of the Linux OSes. Recently installed Ubuntu and Kubuntu into two partitions in my HDD.

My major problems right not is that I cant get either one of them to browse. I have gone through the whole process over and over again but still I cant get it right.

Right now, I am browsing tru Windows.

I love the Linux OS and (if not for gaming and internet for now) I dont use much of Windows. Someone should please give me a detailed explanation of how to get these OSes to browse and connect to network sharing

Thanks for your anticipated help.
 
Old 07-23-2006, 06:02 PM   #2
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You need to tell us more about your setup - dial up, isdn, broadband, two tin cans and a piece of string? How do you connect to your ISP - ethernet, usb, modem? What's happening when you try to connect - do you get error messages? Open a console and type in "ifconfig" (without the quotes) - what do you see?

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Old 07-23-2006, 06:26 PM   #3
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You need to tell us more about your setup - dial up, isdn, broadband, two tin cans and a piece of string? How do you connect to your ISP - ethernet, usb, modem? What's happening when you try to connect - do you get error messages? Open a console and type in "ifconfig" (without the quotes) - what do you see?

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I am not actually connected via an ISP. Basically, I take my PC to a cyber cafe and connect to their network via my PC's LAN. So, it is more or less a Local Area Networking. I dont exactly know what to do. With Windows XP, it is very easy - Just type in the IP adress, Gateway and DNS server and you are done. I have tried that in Ubuntu but it never worked.

Please help.

Thanks anyways for your concern.
 
Old 07-23-2006, 06:29 PM   #4
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So you're taking your PC to a cybercafe. Do they use dynamic IP addressing, or do they assign you a static IP address?

You can assign your network card an IP address by going to SYSTEM->ADMINISTRATION->NETWORKING. Does everything look okay in there? If you don't understand something, let us know.
 
Old 07-23-2006, 06:49 PM   #5
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So you're taking your PC to a cybercafe. Do they use dynamic IP addressing, or do they assign you a static IP address?

You can assign your network card an IP address by going to SYSTEM->ADMINISTRATION->NETWORKING. Does everything look okay in there? If you don't understand something, let us know.
Yes they usually assign a static IP addy to my network card. Here is the IP

192.168.XXX.XX
255.255.255.0

Default gateway is 192.168.XXX.XXX

the default gateway is same as the DNS server.

What else should I do?
 
Old 07-23-2006, 06:50 PM   #6
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Even easier, if they use DHCP and don't require authentication,
Code:
ifconfig eth0 up
should do it.

Does the cafe require authentication?
 
Old 07-23-2006, 06:58 PM   #7
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Nope. I have always connectd and started browsing without any authentication.

Quote:
ifconfig eth0 up
what does that mean and how should I apply that?
 
Old 07-23-2006, 07:07 PM   #8
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Open a console/terminal and type in the command. It's the Linux version of Windows' ipconfig but can do much more. Just type in ifconfig and it will tell you about your network card(s). You can also see if you have picked up an ip address with just ifconfig.
 
Old 07-23-2006, 07:28 PM   #9
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Ok. Thanks for that info. I will have to reboot in Linux and try that. I have already saved the info in my HDD.

thanks again.
 
Old 07-23-2006, 07:32 PM   #10
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No problem, let us know how you get on.
 
Old 07-25-2006, 05:22 PM   #11
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No problem, let us know how you get on.
Thanks everyone for your help. I've finally gotten my Ubuntu Linux to start browsing. Even my PCLinuxOS is now browsing too.

Thanks to you especially XavierP for all that wonderful information. I wont have to bother myself much about using Windows if not for gaming purposes.
 
Old 07-25-2006, 05:46 PM   #12
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It's what we're here for I would suggest that you check out the second link in my signature block and maybe invest in a book like "Running Linux" or "Linux in a Nutshell" - all 3 books have a host of useful everyday commands, what they do and how to use them. They'll cut out the time you have to wait for an answer on some of the more "basic" questions. (Basic to long time users, that is).
 
Old 02-19-2007, 02:26 AM   #13
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ubuntu 6.06

First time running linux (Ubuntu 6.06)i tried running on my pc and laptop either one can not get on line. Where should i start.
thanks.
 
Old 02-19-2007, 02:13 PM   #14
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First time running linux (Ubuntu 6.06)i tried running on my pc and laptop either one can not get on line. Where should i start.
thanks.
We need to have more information that was asked from the original poster (ISP, hardware used to connect etc). Some useful information comes in the output when you type ifconfig into a console. iwconfig might also be helpful to see if you use a wireless connection.
 
  


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