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Old 11-19-2006, 07:32 AM   #1
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broadband connection on linux


could anyone give me some advice on how to set up my broadband connection? im guessing i dont have my network card properly configured for linux, but im not sure. could someone help me out with setting this up? on the last distro i had, it configured it for me automatically, but im not so lucky this time! heh. if anyone could help this newbie out, i'd appreciate it. thanks!
 
Old 11-19-2006, 07:41 AM   #2
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What distro do you have now? Do you know what sort of network card it is?
 
Old 11-19-2006, 08:07 AM   #3
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im running slackware 11, and im not positive on the brand/model of card
 
Old 11-19-2006, 08:09 AM   #4
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Try running netconfig.
 
Old 11-19-2006, 08:13 AM   #5
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just type netconfig in the shell? (sorry for the obvious questions, i'll get it eventually)
 
Old 11-19-2006, 08:15 AM   #6
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Yeah, you'll need to be root though.
 
Old 11-19-2006, 08:31 AM   #7
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alright, i used netconfig under root to no avail. anything else i could try to set up the connection? when i open my browser and try to visit a page, it just gives me an unknown host error.
 
Old 11-19-2006, 08:35 AM   #8
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Can you show us what lspci says about your network card?
 
Old 11-19-2006, 08:45 AM   #9
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what about it? if you're looking for the ethernet controller part, it says it's a 3com
 
Old 11-19-2006, 11:07 AM   #10
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There are several 3Com kernel modules. If you run lsmod, is there anything listed that starts with "3c"?
 
Old 11-19-2006, 12:02 PM   #11
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Nic

If you don't mind opening the case you can take a good look at the NIC you can also find a serial-code on it, usually.
 
Old 11-20-2006, 01:28 AM   #12
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in lsmod, there is an entry that says 3c59x, used by 0, (unused). does that help you at all?
 
Old 11-20-2006, 01:33 AM   #13
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OK, so the module's loaded. If you run "ifconfig -a", you do have an eth0 right? Can you post the output here please.
 
Old 11-20-2006, 01:50 AM   #14
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ok, here's the response i got(i did my best, had to type it all out on a crappy keyboard.heh.)...

eth0

Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:01:02:77:F5:94
BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:792 frame:0
TX packets:279 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:1920 (1.8 KiB) TX bytes:16740 (16.3 KiB)
Interrupt:10 Base address:0x1080
 
Old 11-20-2006, 01:52 AM   #15
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Good. Is your IP address assigned via DHCP? If so, you can just try "ifconfig eth0 up" and then "dhcpcd eth0". If you set your IP address manually, then try "ifconfig eth0 x.x.x.x" (where x.x.x.x is the IP address) and then try "ifconfig eth0 up".
 
  


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