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clmowers 10-10-2007 07:39 AM

Realtek 8139 ethernet not working right..no internet
 
Hello everyone. this is whats going on. My friend has a Compaq computer with ATI chipset. I installed Fedora core 6 and he didn't like it. So I install last night opensuse 10.3.It will not connect to the internet:cry:. Now when you go to network controllers, it shows the right card and everything looks ok. So suse saw the card and installed the right driver. When i went into the terminal and ran the IFCONFIG command, i was expecting to see a apipa address. Which is that 169.254.X.X address. I didn't. I saw 192.168.1.5, which is coming from his router. I jump on the router and it does is see the computer and is supply the address to it. So I'm guessing that the network card is working. It just wont connect the internet. I tried changing firewall settings and removing the IPv6 and still no luck. Can anyone help me out here. This kid is hounding me to get the internet working on Linux so he can dump that crappy company's software. Yea converted another one to:Pengy:.:D

win32sux 10-10-2007 08:45 AM

Are you able to ping the router from the Linux box?

clmowers 10-10-2007 08:57 AM

Yes, I can ping the router. Now it just dawned on me, when i was looking at the ifconfig and the network controller, I didnt see anything for the default gateway. Where would i find this information to see if the default gateway is correct. I know if there is no gateway it cant connect to anything outside the router.

syg00 10-10-2007 09:12 AM

Presuming the router is a DHCP server, won't it have the gateway address ???.
I'd be making sure you have DNS addresses (from your ISP) set correctly.

(caveat - IP is all "smoke and mirrors" as far as I'm concerned).

clmowers 10-10-2007 09:23 AM

Yes it should. But when i did the ifconfig, it wasnt saying anything about it. I also look in the network controller and didnt see anything about it there either. But yes it should and when you are on windows it does.. But i will check DNS entries

win32sux 10-10-2007 09:40 AM

To see the default gateway use this command:
Code:

route
To see the DNS server IPs use:
Code:

cat /etc/resolv.conf

clmowers 10-10-2007 11:18 AM

win32sux...thanks i will have him try that and post back the results. For some reason the default gateway is wrong. What file has that info so i can correct it?

win32sux 10-10-2007 12:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by clmowers (Post 2919735)
win32sux...thanks i will have him try that and post back the results. For some reason the default gateway is wrong. What file has that info so i can correct it?

It depends on the distro, but you would only need to set that in cases where it's a static IP setup. When you have a router with a DHCP daemon you don't need to set any of this stuff manually. Something isn't right.

http://www.novell.com/documentation/opensuse103/


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