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Old 12-20-2005, 08:38 AM   #1
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Internet not working, network working

Hey. I've recently completed installing Slackware 10.2 onto a rather old box (433MHz, unsure of RAM). All has run smoothly until I tried to access the internet.

I trawled through many an attempted solution here at linuxquestions and have tried to solve it myself, but so far I have had no success.

It's running Slackware 10.2, connected to an existing network (with a computer already running slackware happily on the internet) via a DI-704UP broadband router (IP This router supports DHCP (and is itself a DHCP server).

I can ssh to and from the box within the network, and samba is currently running without a hitch. But when I try to use a browser and get on the net, I am unable to.

I tried pinging, and recieved the following message
ping: unknown host
So, thinking it may be a DNS problem or something, I pinged an external IP: (unsure of what it is, it was an attempted solution to a different problem). This worked fine, so I'm thinking it may be a DNS problem, but it didn't occur with my previous slackware box.

The box in question was previously running 98 and resided on the network.

Any help would be greatly appreciated
Old 12-20-2005, 08:55 AM   #2
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You don't mention what you tried, but this came to mind first:

Does your /etc/resolv.conf contain a valid DNS server?
If not add a line like this:

nameserver should be the ip number of the DNS server (should be provided by your internet provider).
Old 12-20-2005, 10:26 AM   #3
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what up ?

Hey just remove the router power cable and put it back.
That should work

Old 12-20-2005, 05:20 PM   #4
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Cheers, I think that has fixed it. I was unsure of what the ISP's DNS server actually was, cause I haven't fiddled with them before, but after a bit of searching I found it (in my router config). All seems to work now, but I won't hesitate to ask if it doesn't .

Thanks very much!


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