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Old 11-11-2004, 12:44 PM   #1
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Suse 9.2 Internet Connection

I had several previous versions of Suse (8.0,,9.1). After an out of the box install all I did was open a browser and I was on the internet.

I just installed Suse 9.2 and I cannot get to the internet. I can access everything on my lan but I cannot get out to the inernet. I have a DSL modem connected to a Linksys Router which then connects to my PC. I can ping every machine and the printer. I also tried all the pervious suggestions. None of them seem to work. Any other suggestions?

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Old 11-11-2004, 12:52 PM   #2
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try dmesg and make sure your modems connected. If it is then request an IP via DCHPCD or something. Can't remember exactly
Old 11-12-2004, 06:46 AM   #3
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Suse 9.2 Internet connection

Thanks for the reply but I found the problem.

The first step was to point a browser to my Linksys DSL Router ( From there I was able to find the the IP address of the DNS servers. There were 2 of them, a primary and a secondary.
Next I edited the file /etc/resolv.conf by deleting the one line in there and added the following three lines:
domain local
nameserver <IP address primary>
nameserver <IP address secondary>

This worked fine as long as I was using DHCP but when I went to change it to a static IP address (I want to install Oracle 10g on this box so I need an static addtress) it quit working. When I switched back to DHCP the internet worked!

To fix this problem I did the following: YAST -> Network Devices -> Network Card -> Already Configured Devices: select change -> Edit -> Routing -> Default Gateway. Here I entered the IP address of my Linksys DSL/Router (all Linksys DSL/Routers have the same IP address by default and there is really no reason to change it)

Presto! I was up and running with a static IP address!


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