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Old 08-31-2007, 07:38 AM   #1
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connecting to the net


hello
how can i be connected to the internet in debian etch knowing that i installed just the basic system,and i'm executing 'putty' in a XP machine.
thanks a lot
 
Old 08-31-2007, 07:52 AM   #2
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Plug the Debian box into your router via a cat5 (ethernet) cable?
 
Old 08-31-2007, 10:48 AM   #3
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Your question really doesn't make much sense, sorry.

1. What is your basic network setup; do you use a router or a hub/switch?
2. If you've installed just the basic system you will more than likely need to install a few other packages.
3. If you are on a router which assigns IPs dynamically (through DHCP), run /sbin/ifconfig eth0 to see if your networking is up. NOTE: If your networking isn't alive, your ethernet card will still have an IP address, but it will be a statically-set one.
 
Old 08-31-2007, 12:00 PM   #4
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that's what i need to do,i didn't understand the WEB interface.should i install a browser even i have no graphic interface?

Log on to the WEB interface using http://<ip_addr>/admin
 
Old 08-31-2007, 12:03 PM   #5
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From a shell you could do a few tests to verify Internet connectivity..

Try to resolve some Internet doman names..
Code:
mhepler@it-etch:~$ dig www.google.com

; <<>> DiG 9.3.4 <<>> www.google.com
;; global options:  printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 12023
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 4, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0

;; QUESTION SECTION:
;www.google.com.                        IN      A

;; ANSWER SECTION:
www.google.com.         21799   IN      CNAME   www.l.google.com.
www.l.google.com.       300     IN      A       64.233.167.99
www.l.google.com.       300     IN      A       64.233.167.147
www.l.google.com.       300     IN      A       64.233.167.104

;; Query time: 22 msec
;; SERVER: 192.168.0.25#53(192.168.0.25)
;; WHEN: Fri Aug 31 11:59:15 2007
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 100

OK so DNS resolution is working.. lets see if we can browse the internet

aptitude update
aptitude install lynx
lynx www.google.com

Code:
                                                               Google (p2 of 2)
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          Advertising Programs - Business Solutions - About Google

                                207 Google





(NORMAL LINK)   Use right-arrow or <return> to activate.
  Arrow keys: Up and Down to move.  Right to follow a link; Left to go back.
 H)elp O)ptions P)rint G)o M)ain screen Q)uit /=search [delete]=history list
Yep Web browsing works.. so Internet connectivity is definitely working..



You need to work on your questions though, not sure if this is what you were asking or not..
 
Old 08-31-2007, 12:23 PM   #6
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when i typed 'aptitude install lynx' it shows me an error telling me that's impossible to initialize the connexion
i don't know wher is the problem in that?
 
Old 08-31-2007, 03:21 PM   #7
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What is the exact error message from aptitude ?
 
Old 08-31-2007, 03:44 PM   #8
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mrani, how do you connect to the internet? Do you have a router?
 
  


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