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Old 07-21-2006, 11:04 PM   #1
absalon
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configuring ethernet adapter


i'm installing a linksys EtherFast pci adapter in my FedoraCore2 machine. when the card is noticed at bootup i'm prompted to supply the following:

IP Address:
netmask:
default gateway:
primary nameserver:

How would i find the right information to provide for each?

I'm running FC2 on a Sempron system.

In the past (with a dial-up modem) i had better luck bypassing the bootup configuration and installing the hardware using the internet wizard (But when i use the wizard with this adapter the list of devices does not include this make or model).

Does anyone have a suggestion for how i can install this card?
 
Old 07-21-2006, 11:23 PM   #2
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Are you ethernet for the first time and have no idea absolutely what ethernet is, if not then i think i'm not getting what your problem is?
 
Old 07-21-2006, 11:50 PM   #3
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sorry - i could have been more specific.

I have a cable internet connection - and i've successfully connected one computer (my wife's windows machine) to a wireless router.

Now i'm trying to connect my Linux machine to the same router with a hard line.

When my adapter is recognized at bootup i'm asked for the information i mentioned above.

I don't have that information handy - so i'm wondering where i might find the numbers to enter.

I'm also wondering (as an aside) if i can just skip the bootup configuration and configure the card once i have my OS running. I did that before when i was configuring a dial-up modem.

sorry if my questions are scattered. I'm just trying everything i can think of at once - i know that's asking for trouble.
 
Old 07-22-2006, 12:56 AM   #4
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Well, we can not fill your IP address, netmask, gateway or dns server for you.
 
Old 07-23-2006, 12:05 AM   #5
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I would definetly suggest you to go through the wireless router's manual, all the routers have a default IP set to them mostly 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 (Class C) so in that case you will have to fill in the IP address in the same class may be something like 192.168.0.2 and the subnet should be the default Class C one (255.255.255.0). you may not need to fill in the default gw if you're using a pppoe connection, by default the pppoe.conf is set up to set your default gw through the ppp0 interface else you may set the default gateway to the ip of the router.

Hope this info is of some help. Let me know if you need some more info.
 
  


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