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Old 06-14-2010, 11:17 AM   #1
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Red face Conecting to the internet via dsl router with Mandriva 2010

Hi there I now there has been meany threads about this but I live in South Africa and I am trying to learn more about linux. I have Mandriva 2010 and I got it to connect to my netgear router but I am unable to get it to connect through the router to connect to the Internet, I have read lots about it and tryed lots of different things Mandriva See's bouth my wlan and lan and it is installed on a packared bell ML61 laptop.

Can some one help.
Old 06-14-2010, 11:57 AM   #2
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The Internet is a big thing. Which bits of it are you trying to connect to, and how? Opening a browser and surfing the web should be as transparent a process as it would be on a Mac or a Windows PC. The requests go through your Netgear router (which is a 'Linux box', anyway, of course) and get rerouted to your ISP's DNS servers. The fact that the trffic has come from a browser on a Linux PC makes no difference to that process.

Getting your email may involve you finding out the names of your incoming and outgoing mail servers, but your ISP should be able to tell you those.

As long as your router is set up correctly, there isn't really a difference to using a Linux PC, to any other type of machine.


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