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Old 10-06-2008, 07:10 AM   #1
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Network Connectivity Issues


Hey guys. I'm not currently at home, so I can't give exact output, but I'm experiencing some odd things.

I just installed Fedora 8 on a new box that's dual-booting with Vista (I know). Vista has perfect internet connectivity, but Fedora does not. In fact, Fedora can't ping anything.

So here's the deal. DHCP tells me there's no connectivity response. If I configure the device with a Static IP, it doesn't directly give me any errors when I activate the device; however, I cannot ping anything. Well, I can ping localhost, but that's it.

It's also configured with an IPv6 address. I don't use IPv6 at all, nor does my ISP (to my knowledge). Could this be causing a problem?

As for the hosts and resolv.conf files, I don't think that would be a problem, so I didn't check. I can't even ping my router.

Any thoughts?

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Yes I did search through the forums. After 3 pages, I got tired of it.
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Old 10-06-2008, 07:26 AM   #2
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care to tell us what your network actually consists of?
 
Old 10-06-2008, 07:41 AM   #3
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Three computers behind a Linksys BEFS41 (rev4.1) router. That's more or less it. Nothing special.
 
Old 10-06-2008, 09:48 AM   #4
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Well, I've eliminated the router from the equation.

I checked again, and the error is

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no link detected. cable present?
or something to that effect. However, I don't get this error if I set the IP static. Eitehr way, though, I have no internet. I've tried with live CDs, too, and get the same result. It is correctly identifying my NIC.

My NIC is Realtek RTL8168C(P)/8111C(P).

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At the same time, I checked the network cable, so that's not the problem either. I'm fairly convinced it's Linux.
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Old 10-09-2008, 12:16 PM   #5
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Does you computer have more than one NIC? I have sometime heard of linux assigning a different order to the NICs than Windows.
 
Old 10-09-2008, 01:02 PM   #6
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Nope. Only one NIC.
 
  


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