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Old 11-16-2002, 11:34 PM   #1
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Distribution: suse pro 8.2 ,mandrake 9.0, Win XP pro, win2000 adv server
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Unhappy Cannot access the internet from mandrake 9

ok...the thing is that I am using the wizard from the control center->network & Internet ->'ll tell you step by step maybe you'll give me a fast and precise answer I click on wizard and i choose profile default check use autodetection and expert mode .after that I choose LAN connection and it asks me the IP adress which is ( cause I have a router ) the netmask I set it at and check start at boot.
Next host name I say
And here is another problem..It asks me DNS server.I put
after that Gateway which I put the same IP as in DNS.
after that click Finish but it won't connect to the internet..i cannot visualize any web pages with the web browser or anything...
now in Win XP i tried to see some things....and it shows me
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Sperantza
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : SMC EZ Card 10/100 PCI (SMC1211TX)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-10-B5-DB-5C-A9
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :
In linux when i type route it says that destinations I got two : and with gateway * and the first one has the genmask flags uh iface eth0
and the second one is gateway * genmask flags U and is interface lo

in my router conf I got the followings:
IP Address
Subnet Mask
Domain Name Server,
LAN IP Address

If you can help me..I appreciate....thanks a lot ppl

Old 11-17-2002, 01:46 AM   #2
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OK... here we go.

Lets start with the host name. change it to something like "zaxxon" or "joe" anything but in your /etc/hosts you should have 2 lines: localhost.localdomain localhost <yourcomputername>

You may as well make that 192 address static while your at it too.

For your DNS server, get that address from your ISP. Use if thats what XP says it is.

Your default gateway will be the internal IP address of your router...

No need to set up any routes within Linux.

Hope that helped!


Last edited by g0dzuki99; 11-17-2002 at 01:48 AM.
Old 11-17-2002, 11:23 PM   #3
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Sorry I have to disturb again with an unsuccesful post...I tried everything you said and i thank you for the answer but it still shows me connection failed..i have a d-link 704p router though (maybe this info will help )and dhcp enabled in it....i tried the conf in mandrake to set up automatically with dhcp said it connected me but still I tried the net it didn't... when I pressed again connect lan it said disconnecting...and after a few seconds connecting...with a connection complete message..but the still there ohh. I changed my hostname into linux server....thx again for your post


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