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Old 01-20-2008, 04:34 AM   #1
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network configuring problem

i installed using debian 40r2 xfce cd1 but there is no network manager into myy desktop. canu tell me how can i connect to internet using static network sddress provided by my connection proveders. i am using a 10 mb lan.
Old 01-20-2008, 09:35 PM   #2
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Welcome to the terminal!

As root, run the command
/etc/init.d/networking stop
Then again as root, edit the file /etc/network/interfaces. Make it say something like:

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static
        address A.B.C.D
        netmask 255.255.255.E
        gateway A.B.C.F
Obviously don't but letters in it, A.B.C.D should be your static IP, the subnet whatever it is and the gateway should be your gateway address. When that is done, you'll also need to edit the file /etc/resolv.conf as root, and put in your nameservers:

nameserver V.W.X.Y
nameserver V.W.X.Z
When all that is done, do:
/etc/init.d/networking start
Then you should be online.

I'm sure there is a GUI way to do this, but the GUI is not the way to accomplish anything. Learn the CLI, it will save you.



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