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Old 04-17-2001, 07:41 PM   #1
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Hey I have a cable modem that is installed via an ethernet card. I called my isp and got name, domain name, and my default gateway. I used the netcfg and still cannot get on the internet. Help please.

I still need help on this I have not been able to figure this out.

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Old 04-18-2001, 05:10 AM   #2
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Is your ethernet properly configured, not the net settings but is it actually working. At the command line, type ifconfig eth0 and see if it gives you any output. If it doesn't, then you might want to look at the ethernet howto at
Old 04-18-2001, 06:48 AM   #3
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Wink Thanks Trickykid

I am positive that it works because I can get on the internet in windows. I will check out those howto's thanks.
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trouble getting internet with a cable modem

Having just gone through this, would recommend the following: First, type ifconfig -a and see if you get a device eth0 that is up and running and has the right parameters (check against what you had gotten from your ISP).
If so, ping your ISP, or the gateway, basically to make sure basics work. First do it using the octal quad 123.456.etc.etc., then by the name (ping Then, if all is still ok but you still aren't on the web, ping something common and far away - ping, for example. If you can, you have pretty much checked out everything up to the dns and you should be able to access the web.
Somewhere in this process something will not have worked, and then you can narrow down what is wrong.


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