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JunLitsu 05-08-2002 10:05 PM

help connecting to the internet
I have a RH 7.2, and trying to connect to the internet. My isp is <a href="">dslextreme</a> and I connect throught the internet through a router. My network cards is a broadcom iline10. How would I get linux to recognize and configure the network/modem my isp gave me these <a href="">instructions</a> I followed them but nothign seems to happen.

DavidPhillips 05-08-2002 10:26 PM

you must determine if your network card is working first, then you can probably follow their instructions

try to set it up static on the same network as your router to see if it works

ifconfig eth0

then run ..


see if everything looks ok

also if you get no errors on the first command it's a good sign,

also how about the lights, try pinging the router see if lights flash and you get a return on the ping.

JunLitsu 05-09-2002 09:48 PM

I don't understand very well what do I actually do, I am very much a newbie

Half_Elf 05-09-2002 10:22 PM

Ifconfig is something like ipconfig command in windoze, it gave information about your running network adapter.

Type it and just look if you can see something like Eth0 (ethernet 0) if not your network card is not running (you can try ifconfig eth0 up to make it available in this case)

Now do you need a protocol to acess you isp?

DavidPhillips 05-10-2002 09:36 AM

If you can get to a command window known as a terminal or xterm in X

then you need to gain root access

this is normally done by this command....

su -

then you input your root password when asked for it


login as root

you must know the address for the router, and then use an ip address on that network that's not already taken.

then run this command using the determined address instead of the one I have here....

ifconfig eth0

if you have a nic that's working it will set it's ip address

then you can ping the router

the routers ip address would be or something.

use this command...


If you don't understand this then you will need to read the networking howto's, or some other source of basic networking in order to be able the understand this stuff.

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