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Old 06-24-2005, 03:40 AM   #1
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computers around me get internet, but i dont... wired lan

I am running fc3 with 2.6.9-1.667

My problem is, I get a funny connection

Heres what works

In windows, everything works fine
in linux i can access the router fine and check the settings.
There are 30 computers on the same network that work fine.
azureus was able to start uploading to other clients, and download a little bit

what didnt work

the internet at all.
i have bookmarked html books in firefox that are stored locally on my computer, but those links do not work at all.

Ive tried konquerer as well, and pinging other comptuers but its a no go.

Any help would be appreciated. I would really like to stop using windows now.

Grrrrr, martin

Martin Seidl

Asus M5Np
768mb Pc2700
60gb 5400rpm
Fc3/xp pro
Ipw2200/realtek gb lan
Old 06-24-2005, 06:02 AM   #2
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You said you can get to your router. That implies you have an IP address and sub-net mask set. You can not ping other hosts on your own lan? I would check two things, make sure your machine and the other hosts are on the same sub-net, and the mask on your machine matches the mask others are using.

To see your setup at a command prompt type - "/sbin/ifconfig" ( without quotes ). Here is what mine looks like.

[cliff@sluggy cliff]$ /sbin/ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:D0:B7:26:B3:78
          inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
          RX packets:4529 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:6837 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
          RX bytes:3442220 (3.2 Mb)  TX bytes:506254 (494.3 Kb)
          Interrupt:11 Base address:0xb000

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
          inet addr:  Mask:
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:241 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:241 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:21434 (20.9 Kb)  TX bytes:21434 (20.9 Kb)
If your sub-net mask and IP address are in the same sub-net as others, ping should work.

To get the internet working, you need the correct gateway address configured, and you may need to find out what the DNS addresses are, and configure those. Get ping working first, then work on outside access.
Old 06-24-2005, 06:07 AM   #3
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I have my ip info statically set. Its been the same for a few weeks.

And its worked great up untill this morning. This is my laptop. I took it home last night, but I dont have the internet at home.

Yesterday it worked great. Its just today. I havent changed the settings on every thing. I tried to ping, didnt try in the network. But will try that.

Martin Seidl
Old 06-24-2005, 06:29 AM   #4
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Not really sure what the problem was, but when i switched to dhcp on my laptop it worked.

but the odd thing is the configuration worked for a long time before today.


martin Seidl

thanks for your reply.

oh can i set up my lan trough the command line?
Old 06-24-2005, 07:32 AM   #5
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Was your static IP address with a reserved range?

Its possible that a dhcp client was allocated the same ip address as your static one and caused your problem.

As for Lan setup via command line

type 'man ifconfig' (with out quotes) at the command line for instructions
Old 06-24-2005, 07:42 AM   #6
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yeah, the ip was at the end of the limited number of ip addresses.

everything is a statip ip set on the computers, but the router is still dhcp enabled, for when we allow other people to come.

having my ip bumped wasnt an option, while nobody new accessed the network. (from what the logs showed)

can ifconfig be used to config the wifi too with wep?
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can ifconfig be used to config the wifi too with wep?
It it isn't installed, you need the wireless-tools package installed. It contains iwconfig and other programs that you use to manage wireless connections. Your wireless connection may be named wlan0, however for some wireless devices it may be called eth1.
Wep is not very secure however. You probably wouldn't want to use it at work.


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