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Old 05-06-2001, 10:07 AM   #1
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Hi...I am a Linux newbie...:-/. I have a small network in my house and all my computers use Win 98/Win 2000...except one which has a partition for both Windows and Redhat 7.1. The network runs on a Linksys router, a 6 port hub and a cable modem connection. Back to the computer with both OSs...I can't establish a connection to my cable modem under Redhat (I only recently installed it, hence the newbieness). I installed the network card (standard 3com) with revelatively no trouble...but since DHCP, DNS and cable modem protocols for Linux are completely new to me...I'm frankly lost.

Please help.

Old 05-08-2001, 12:35 PM   #2
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i had the same problem. if you go into netconf you should be able to set the eth0 card to DHCP. thats all i can tell you, because thats all it took to get mine working.
hope this helps!
Old 05-09-2001, 02:22 PM   #3
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Depends a bit on how your router and network are set up. I too have a LinkSys router and Win machines and one Linux box. I could set up the Linux box to use DHCP from the router, but decided to establish static IPs for all my machines. Reason being, with dynamic IPs I could not see how to set up hosts files so that the Linux box could see the Win boxes, and vice versa. By using static IPs, and finding out the DNS addresses to use from my ISP (later found out I could get the info off the router on the setup pages), using the router as Gateway, the Linux box can see the internet, read email from the work mailservers, and can see the Win boxes. Next challenge is to set up Samba properly so the Win boxes can see the Linux box.


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