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Old 07-24-2005, 06:53 PM   #1
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Connecting to Internet (Newbie Problem)

Hi, I would greatly appreciate any help on this, but please remember I am a complete Linux newbie. I have found several articles on doing this, but most are based on other distributions and setups.

I have DSL which I split three ways with a LinkSys router. One computer connected to the router has both Windows XP and "Topologilinux" (KDE) installed on it. While logged in on that computer in XP, everything is great and I can connect to the internet/network. While logged in on Topologilinux, I can ping myself but can not ping others on the network or even the router.

Basically how do I set up a network connection? I have tried setting my IP / subnet and running "adsl-setup", but when I try pulling up any web page it says "host cannot be found".

Thanks a lot if you have time to reply.
Old 07-24-2005, 07:27 PM   #2
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I'm not sure about your specific linux distro.
But you can always run /sbin/dhcpcd as root since you have a DSL router.
Old 07-24-2005, 08:09 PM   #3
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I tried that, but it says it is already running. Thanks for the reply though. I'm starting to feel really stupid...I generally have no problem setting up, configuring and connecting Windows.
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Did you configure your network like they explain on this site?
Have fun!
Old 07-24-2005, 09:09 PM   #5
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It works

It works now, thanks for your help both Kesara and Jpcaza. What was wrong? Me being a textbook definition of a noob. It was probably working properly all along, but the site I attempted to access was offline, causing me to to continually DEconfigure my settings. The reason I eventually couldn't even ping my router was I screwed the settings up so badly. After realizing the mistake, it didn't take too long to get things back in order. It hurts to admit that level of incompetence (resulting in several hours wasted), but maybe you'll get a small laugh out of it. Thanks again though, you really did try to help!


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