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Old 08-06-2004, 11:48 PM   #1
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Network help for a newbie!

I recently installed redhat 5.2 on a computer... yes i know there are new ones but until i buy new cdr's i cant burn the iso's so for a while I'm stuck with this....

I have a wireless network with 2 desktops and sometimes a labtop connected wirelessly and 1 desktop hardwired to the router. I recently plugged my Linux machine into the router (not wireless) and I am having trouble know what to do to make it work....

I've run netconf but i don't know what to enter or how to find out what to enter.

can someone PLEASE help me!

Old 08-07-2004, 12:18 AM   #2
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5.2? Holy crap, that is VERY old

Wireless hardware is not well supported in Linux. Post the model #'s of that first.
Old 08-07-2004, 06:12 AM   #3
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First off, WMD, he said that he is plugging the system in directly to the router. okay, now that we're past that, do you know what type of nic you have? If it is a newer one, there is a chance that an old version of Red Hat does not have a module suitable for it. use dmesg | less to see if it is recognized. If not, that may be the problem. I might suggest using OpenBSD, you can install it from ftp No need to burn cd's.
Old 08-07-2004, 11:31 AM   #4
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nic? I'm sorry. What is an nic? I'm really new to this.
this is what i think is important form the dmesg | less comand.....

eth0: Intel EtherExpress Pro 10/100 at 0xf0c0, 00:A0:C9:96:04:6E, IRQ 9.
Board asembly 667200-003, Physical connectors present: RJ45
Primary interface chip p82555 PHY #1.

under the eth0 there were also some self tests that it passed...

I hope that helps you help me...

Please try to keep it simple for me because I am very new to Linux and networking so i don't know hat any short terms means....
does that make since???

The only thing about using ftp to install is i need the network to work

my mom should get the Cd's soon though!

Thats for helping and continuing to help me!
Old 08-09-2004, 12:00 PM   #5
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please help me some one.....


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