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Old 09-02-2005, 04:07 PM   #1
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Fedora 4 Internet Connection Problem

I've just moved to a new place, and am having problems using the internet with my fedora box. It worked fine with my dsl line, but now we have cable with Charter. I'm connecting through a router, and we've got 4 other windows machines connecting just fine.

I have a valid IP from the router, and I get the same behavior whether the IP is set statically or dynamically. I've tried disabling the firewall, and I still get nothing.

I can't ping anything outside the home network. Pinging doesn't work with a domain name, or an IP address.

The most frustrating thing is that I am hosting a website through dyndns and I can see it from outside the house.

Any help or hints would be greatly appreciated, thank you.
Old 09-02-2005, 04:32 PM   #2
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i'm on roadrunner. once upon a time they had a limit on the # of ip's you could have active. does charter have a limit. 4 was it on RR.

a few questions:
1. are you on a wired or wireless connection?
2. can you sucessfully ping machines on the local net and can they ping you?
3. have you tried stuff like ifdown eth0 (or whatever it is) and ifup eth0
4. is dhclient running. i think you can enter dhclient eth0 and it'll let you know if it is already running, otherwise, it will pick up an ip address.

i'm not a guru on this stuff. just poked and prodded a wireless card around ndiswrappers until it finally worked.
Old 09-02-2005, 04:51 PM   #3
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I've got a wired connection, and because I am running a router, the number of connections doesn't matter.

I can ping other machines on the network (at least the router) I can administer the router from
the machine. And I can share files across the network.
ifup and ifdown unfortunately don't do anything - ifconfig gives a valid IP
The other thing I noticed was that the router doesn't have the machine at a static IP, when I look at the clients table, the static IP I have the linux machine at isn't on there.
Maybe that's the problem...


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