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Old 06-26-2004, 10:09 PM   #1
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Unhappy Can't connect to the internet

I have just downloaded fedura2, my machine is a 2.8 P4 with a chaintech motherboard. I have 2 eithernet cards built-in the mother board. the RH10 sees both as eth0 and eth1, np there. My problem is I can't see the internet gateway. I have a amd3400 with xp pro as my internet gateway IP address Standard stuff for XP. I can hit the internet with my Apple G3 laptop(10.2os), I can hit the internet with other windows machines, but I can't seem to get the Linux machine to play well with others. I have tried to use the command route without success. I have told my eth0 to use as the gateway without success. I can see all the other computers on the network and ping them and they can see me. Please advise.
Old 06-26-2004, 10:13 PM   #2
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Give us the output of the following commands:

/sbin/ifconfig -a

Also try pinging your gateway ( If you can do that OK, ping a host on the Internet by IP address (not name). If you can do that, then you don't have your DNS servers set.

BTW are you using DHCP on the network -- if so, you'll need to configure your ethernet adapter to use DHCP and if everything is set properly this all should be set up automatically.
Old 06-26-2004, 11:11 PM   #3
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you can use

#netstat -nr

command too to get the route tables.

Hope the network cable is connected to eth0 and not eth1 by mistake.

Last edited by ppuru; 06-26-2004 at 11:12 PM.
Old 06-28-2004, 12:07 AM   #4
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WOOT, Thanks guys (or ladies) got ti fixed. I figured out that my problem was DNS server was pointing at the wrong machine. When I did the
/sbin/ifconfig -a
it told me that I was pointing to my Other XP machine, the gateway status said:

default UG

after I fixed it. WOOT again.


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