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Old 07-30-2006, 04:53 PM   #1
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New to Linux: Can't Connect to DSL Internet using Fedora 5 on Laptop

Hi everyone. I'm Stephen. I have a feeling that I will be very active here over the next few days as I get my newly installed Fedora 5 working properly. I'm new to Linux, but have a decent understanding of computers in general.

I have a plethora of questions, but I guess I had better start with the basics... specifically the internet. Right now I have to keep restarting into Windows to get online, so if I get this much fixed, at least I can ask my future questions from Linux.

Here's everything I can think of that is relevant about my laptop... let me know if you need anything else.

IBM ThinkPad R51
Intel Centriono
Windows XP / Fedora Core 5 Dual Boot with GRUB
512 meg memory
Ethernet Port: Intel Pro/100 VE Network Connection
Wireless: Intel Pro/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
DSL Internet (connected to a D-Link wireless router)

I would like to be able to connect to my wireless network, but I will settle for plugging into the Ethernet port for now if I have to.

I tried opening up the terminal in Fedora 5 to run "lspci" and "ifconfig," but got "no such command" errors. What should I try next?
Old 07-30-2006, 08:10 PM   #2
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Well, now it seems to be working (I am on Linux right now). Apparently I had to have my network cable plugged in during startup.

I suppose I should modify my question to:
- How do I set up my wireless card to work?
- How do I set things up such that I don't have to have the network cable plugged in during startup?

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