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Old 06-17-2006, 11:48 AM   #1
maggie29
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Can't go online with Fedora2


I'm trying to help out someone whose Dell drive bit the dust, and til she can get a new drive I'm letting her borrow an old one of mine that has Fedora2 on it.
I replaced the drive at my house, and everything worked fine. But when she took it home, she can't get online with it. We ran ifconfig and got info on her eth0, everything seems to be working to there. (I don't have the numbers that came up here, but it's being recognized.) When I look at the network setup, it says active and shows the same ip number that shows up on ifconfig. When we start the computer it shows "ok" by the network setup. But no apps can get online.
I even tried re-installing the os "in place" in case there was a setting I was just missing, everything went fine.
The only thing I can think is that she has what I think is an old cable box. It's a Westell DSL Router, 890-220030-04 rev E. Is that even possible for that to be a problem? I just can't think where else to look?
I'm looking for suggestions of things to try, or other places to look for a problem.
I have a couple of other distributions that we can try (Ubuntu and Suse at least), but with her being across town I'd rather have some idea of what the problem is before I head back over.
 
Old 06-17-2006, 01:54 PM   #2
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did you set the gateway
 
Old 06-19-2006, 08:33 AM   #3
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I'm sorry, everything I'm finding about "setting the gateway" refers to networks, this is a single computer. What does that mean?
 
Old 06-19-2006, 11:59 AM   #4
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If you are trying to connect with eth0, are you using a ADSL/router to connect to the net? If so, the gateway will be the IP address of the router. This has to be set in etc/sysconfig/network. For example, when you run ifconfig and an IP address of 192.168.2.3 is assigned for the eth0 card, this must be connected to a gateway address. As root, from a command line, run:

# route

It will give you an output similar to the following:

Quote:
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface
192.168.2.0 * 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 eth0
169.254.0.0 * 255.255.0.0 U 0 0 0 eth0
default 192.168.2.1 0.0.0.0 UG 0 0 0 eth0
This is IF you are connecting through a router. The easiest way is to set the router up to use DHCP and Fedora will automatically use the gateway address.

Hope this helps,

Bob
 
Old 06-20-2006, 08:14 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by BobNutfield
If you are trying to connect with eth0, are you using a ADSL/router to connect to the net? If so, the gateway will be the IP address of the router. This has to be set in etc/sysconfig/network. For example, when you run ifconfig and an IP address of 192.168.2.3 is assigned for the eth0 card, this must be connected to a gateway address. As root, from a command line, run:

# route

It will give you an output similar to the following:



This is IF you are connecting through a router. The easiest way is to set the router up to use DHCP and Fedora will automatically use the gateway address.

Hope this helps,

Bob
How would I change the settings on the router (it's called a router, but I can't even find this model listed on the Westell site, I'm assuming it's because of the age)? The computer is set to use DHCP.
I've talked to Bellsouth before, but generally as soon as you mention Linux they figuratively hang up. ~~~grrr~~~
 
  


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