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Old 08-22-2008, 02:37 PM   #1
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ADSL access over Ethernet (cable) with D-Link DSL-2640T Router and Mandriva 2008 Pow


I have been a Linux user for a number of years (since SUSE 8.0) but always as a 'user'.

I have now ventured into new territory and I need help.

I have a home network with 2 Desktop PC's and a laptop all running Mandriva 2008 PowerPack

I have upgraded my internet connection to ADSL with a D-Link DSL-2640T Router (4 port + Wireless).

The Router is set as DHCP Server

Upon booting, all the PC's are allcated an IP address in the correct range and all can access the router as 'admin', as well as being able to ping the router sucessfully.

The router tells me that the ADSL connection is good.

I am however unable to connect to the internet usig any browser (FireFox, Opera etc). All browsers are set as 'Access internet directly'

What am I doing wrong?
Old 08-24-2008, 06:49 AM   #2
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That sounds like you don't have a DNS server defined in /etc/resolv.conf or you're just not getting to the router (can all your boxes ping the router? can they ping a numeric address in the "outside" world?). See if you can ping (that's If you can but cannot ping then you're missing DNS addresses in /etc/resolv.conf.

If you don't have a DNS server defined in /etc/resolv.conf, check your ISP documentation for their DNS server(s) (there should be at least two) or, if you can't find those, try these (from and make your /etc/resolv.conf look like this:
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Old 08-24-2008, 09:51 AM   #3
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The router should be the one getting the DNS server addresses, not the linux box. And dhcp should have taken care of that, anyway.

I'd look into your router's configuration and see if you have the DNS server part setup correctly. There may also be login and config stuff that needs to be set on the ADSL modem. But, essentially, if you can ping the router, then you should be able to get to the internet as far as Linux is concerned.


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