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Old 11-19-2005, 07:02 PM   #1
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How to reach Comcast over existing ethernet network from new Debian box?

Challenge + Situation

Challenge: I can ping everything but I still don't have service yet

I'm running Debian Sarge on a Freekbox (if you don't know, don't worry).
I'm adding it to someone's existing Comcast service. In his case that leaves him space for 6 more users.
The network was set up long ago on XP like this:

Comcast router
Zonet ethernet router
VoIP box, XP machine, newly added Freekbox

Or if the smileys don't work,

| | |
| | Freekbox
| |
| Original subscriber (on XP)

dhclient gets me or
Then I can ping anything but not http past the Comcast router (Surfboard)
Then I get online over my existing dialup (EFN)
Then I unplug the phone line
Then I surf the internet at will over Comcast - but only at speeds comparable to dialup.

Obviously I am missing some information about Comcast here. Ideas?
Old 02-27-2006, 10:29 AM   #2
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Of course, after posting, I noticed that this post is from several months ago. Hopefully it got solved.

Then I can ping anything but not http past the Comcast router (Surfboard)
That sounds a lot like dhclient didn't get you any DNS servers. Somewhere on the Zonet router should be a list of Comcast DNS servers and IP addresses. For each one, add a line in your /etc/resolv.conf file that is like this:

nameserver (replacing the xxx with the actual IP address)

It is also possible that the gateway is not set up properly. What is the output of route -n?

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