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Old 01-10-2004, 02:16 AM   #1
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Connecting to the Internet in Slackware 9.1

okay, I'm connectng through a LAN, at home I'm using a Linksys router that you can plug into or use wirelessly. It receives internet from a DSL modem. I'm pretty sure I have a dynamic IP address from my ISP. At school I'm merely plugged into the dorm's LAN.

So pppsetup I learned is for dial-up, I really have no use for that but at least I learned that command.

I ran lspci, I figured the important part of the output would be

02:01.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401 100 Base-T (rev 01)
02:02.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4301 802.11b (rev 02)

I think this means that Slack did recognize my LAN and wireless NIC, right?
So how do I tell Slack to let me connect???

After running lsmod I got a lot of output and have no idea what I'm looking for. Thanks for any help that you can give me.
Old 01-10-2004, 09:40 AM   #2
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don't know slack, but lspci list's pci connections/boards, well that's how I understand it anyway's.

have you tried ifconfig (probably as root), that should then list your loop and presuming that your ethernet connection is configured as eth0

Something like this

bash-2.05b# ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:09:5B:07:3E:9D
inet addr:***.***.**.** Bcast:***.***.**.255 Mask:
RX packets:12390 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:13403 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
RX bytes:11494449 (10.9 Mb) TX bytes:2018845 (1.9 Mb)
Interrupt:11 Base address:0x8000

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr: Mask:
RX packets:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:400 (400.0 b) TX bytes:400 (400.0 b)


If you are connected via a DSL modem and router, then in theory, anyway's you should just have to config the LAN part of eth0 giving it the address of the router, because I should have thought that you would already have got the modem and router connected previously (via windows ??? or something).


Old 01-10-2004, 10:13 AM   #3
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Try 'netconfig'. You probably want to use DHCP when it asks, and when it prompts for a DHCP hostname just hit enter. And you'll want to run this as root. Afterwards either reboot or run /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 as root.


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