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Old 04-20-2004, 10:44 PM   #1
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home network router problem

Hello all,

My first posting here, although I've come here a quite a few times. I'm having a problem with my dns setup--I think.

I can ping to ip's, but I can't connect to websites. I've checked resolv.conf, and it contains the same 3 dns entries as my router.

-Router is a Linksys wireless G with the latest firmware
-router up and running for home network with 3 windows xp machines
-I'm running on Redhat Enterprise WS
-i have a cable modem
-ethernet is 3c2000 Gigabit on board-uses driver from 3com

-ifconfig output:

inet addr:
Bcast: 192.168..1.255

-route -n output: * U 0 0 0 eth0 * U 0 0 0 eth0 * U 0 0 0 lo
default UG 0 0 0 eth0

(i'm definitley sure the router is at, but what's weird is that when I can't connect to the web-based setup program from linux. it doens't give me an error when i connect to that (like any website), but it just stops loading and the mozilla status bar echoes 'done')

-/etc/sysconfig/network file output:


-/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts output:


This is all the info I could think to jot down. Please let me know if you have any solutions or suggestions that might help me solve this problem. Thanks in advance for anyone's help.

Old 04-21-2004, 01:10 AM   #2
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I'm presuming that when you say, you can ping to IPs, that you mean you can ping hosts on the Internet, and not hosts in your local network? If you can ping Internet hosts by IP but not by hostname, then it is definitely a DNS config problem. What are the enrties in /etc/resolv.conf?
Old 04-21-2004, 01:43 AM   #3
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Old 04-21-2004, 10:10 AM   #4
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sprachy: A lot of people have had trouble with the 3C2000 driver, specifically the inability to make connections (e.g. Google). Search this forum for the “3C940" to see more details. I and others have switched to the SysKonnect sk98lin driver (SysKonnect SK-98xx Gigabit). The driver can be found several pages in at

Use the “Open Source Linux” driver as a module for kernel 2.4.13 and above (install-624.tar.bz2). It takes about 10 minutes to install. You will save a lot of time to just install the new driver and dump the 3C2000.

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Thank You!!! now on to sound solutions...


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