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Old 08-19-2003, 11:33 AM   #1
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Connected to network but canīt surf the net

Hi all I have just been though all the motions of getting my Lin modem installed on Linux Red Hat 9.0 I can now connect to the network. I head the modem dial and connect and it stays connected to my ISP.

When I open Mozilla (not sure how its spelled) the web browser it doesnīt seem to realise that there is a network connection.

What can I do now?

Old 08-19-2003, 11:46 AM   #2
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Try editing your /etc/resolv.conf file and make sure your ISPs dns numbers are correct. Here is mine for a sample:
# Red Hat links
Red Hat Linux Manuals
Get your mp3 support here
Maximum RPM
Easier software management: apt4rpm - Red Carpet
Red Hat 8.0 Tips & Tricks

# Red Hat 7.3 down configuration commands
setup leads to several configuration tools

# Red Hat 7.3 up configuration commands
Configure soundcard:
Configure X server:
Configure network:
Manage software:

# Handling NTFS
New Technology FileSystem (NTFS) HOWTOs
Linux NTFS project
Old 08-19-2003, 12:20 PM   #3
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Yeah thanks

I was reading about someone who had a similar problem and managed to get it sorted allthough it was though a gui configuration program ... as I am still very new... 2 days with linux now. Just getting all my book marks from windows and I am off the only things I need windows for are my tv card and my digital camera... but I will work my way arounds these I hope!

Old 08-19-2003, 02:44 PM   #4
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Try pinging some external IP#'s like:
Then try pinging some addresses like

If you can ping the numbers, you most likely have a DNS problem. If you can ping both, but cannot get Mozilla to pull up a webpage, there may be something else in the configs that needs to be set up. Try to ping some stuff first and let us know.

Good luck!


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