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Galphar 08-24-2003 04:06 AM

Can't connect to Internet
I am setting up a Game server for SOF2 on a linux box. I have installed Redhat 9 and can see the other 2 computers on my network, but i cannot connect to the internet. I am using a Linksys switch and my connection is DSL. I am connecting to a WINXP PRO box and a WIN ME box(I know ME SUCKS, upgrade in progress).

I have a friend who has done the EXACT same thing and he has no problem connecting to the internet. As both of us are newbies to Linux we cannot figure out the problem. Any help is greatly apprciated.

leonscape 08-24-2003 04:12 AM

Are you behind a firewall?
Whats happening when you try to load a browser page?
can you ping google by name ( or by ip number (

Lots of questions, but could lead to the answers.

Galphar 08-24-2003 05:06 AM

Not behind a firewall. I turned the built-in one completely off.
I time-out when trying to load a browser page
100% packet loss when trying to ping google

leonscape 08-24-2003 05:10 AM

what does ifconfig return (type into a console as root)

Does your linksys switch have a web config or similar?

What does it say about your Linux machine, is it listing it amongst the client list. (I use D-Link so it may be diffrent.)

Galphar 08-24-2003 05:35 AM

OK here ya go,

Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr:**.**.****.**.**
inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
RX packets:774 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:975 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
RX bytes:62498 (61.0 kb) TX bytes:93283 (91.0 kb)
Interupt: 11 Base address 0x2000

Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr: Mask
RX packets:45290 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:45290 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:3096756 (2.9 mb) TX bytes:3096756 (2.9 mb)

My switch does not have a web config.

leonscape 08-24-2003 05:48 AM


inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
Is that the right IP for this machine? (Usually Machine behine routers/Switchs use 192.168.0.X).

It might not be picking up a IP from the switch, so the switch is ignoring its requests for external IP's?

DHCP problems?

Galphar 08-24-2003 05:51 AM

Yes the ip address is correct. It's a class a private address. It is assigned by my ISP throught their DHCP.

leonscape 08-24-2003 06:07 AM

So you've got multiple ip addresses from your IP one each for all your machines?

Galphar 08-24-2003 06:08 AM

Yes, I get up to 5 ip address's.

leonscape 08-24-2003 06:16 AM

Does your ISP use PPPoE? (Verizon Does)

Galphar 08-24-2003 03:35 PM

My ISP uses DHCP not PPoE.
When I booted my Linux box today I noticed an error:

invalid ICMP error to broadcast

How do i fix this ?

MasterC 08-24-2003 03:37 PM


Originally posted by leonscape
Does your ISP use PPPoE? (Verizon Does)
Not all of Verizon does, I use Verizon up here in WA, US and connect via DHCP...


Galphar 08-24-2003 03:52 PM

Well, turns out it was my ISP's fault. I recently upgraded to a 1.5 mbps connection and when they did my upgrade they conviently forgot to switch it to an always on connection(no login/logout)

Thanks for your help guys; at least I learned some stuff about Linux.LOL

leonscape 08-24-2003 04:14 PM

Glad your on Line, Theres Nothing more frustrating then spending hours trying to fix stuff.

Then it wasn't even your setup, would of really :tisk: (Expletive Removed For Decency) Me Off.

And welcome to the World of LInux, :cool:.

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