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Old 01-09-2002, 03:27 PM   #1
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Question connecting to the internet via cable

I connect to the internet via a cable modem easily using windows. I recently installed SuSE Linux, but have been unable to connect to the internet. How do I do this? I would think that Windows would have all of the appropriate IP numbers, etc that I would need.
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are you connecting via ethernet or usb adapter.. ?? what kind of ip do you get from your isp, static or dhcp ??
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I use ethernet adaptor and DHCP.
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You net card would have to be setup to use DHCP. You can probably do this from the network config utility in X windows. Can't say for sure, but depending on what DHCP hands out, you might not need much other than your host name. You may also want to check and see if the DHCP client is running.

ps -aux | grep dhcp

If you get something back with 'dhcpcd' in the line then the client is running.

Also check ifconfig to see if anything is setup.


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