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humble 12-19-2008 01:52 AM

connecting to the net on Ubuntu 8.10
 
Hi, I very recently installed ubuntu on my pc dual booting with xp, ubuntu has automatically detected my lan card and also it automatically connects to my lan connection, what i want to know is how to connect to the internet now.

On windows XP, i had a software given by my lan operator through which after entering my username and password i connect to the internet. It's a .exe file, so i thought that i will first install wine and then run this .exe file through wine, but it so happens that i haven't been able to install wine yet ( which i am trying to do by seeking help in another thread), so basically i want to know. How can I connect to the internet.

saivi 12-19-2008 02:05 AM

Hi,
you are using it in office or at home? i'm using ubuntu 8.10 in my laptop which is a dual boot with Vista and am connected to net through the isp. i have adsl modem+router and i had to do nothing to connect to it.

what error it gives when u try to connect to internet using ubuntu. may be u have to enable DHCP or there may be some proxies. did u try to contact ur lan operator? by the way by Lan Operator do u mean an ISP or your office's System Admin?

linuxlover.chaitanya 12-19-2008 02:10 AM

How do you connect to the internet in Xp. Do you have adsl modem router or connect directly.
What is that exe that you run in XP. Does it just take your username and password and dial to internet? Do you actually dial for connecting? Do you connect through modem or lan card?

Disillusionist 12-19-2008 02:14 AM

What output do you get from:
route
nslookup www.linuxquestions.org

humble 12-19-2008 05:21 AM

well, i use a lan card for connecting to the internet, i use it at my home and that .exe was a small software, given by my cable operator in which after entering my username and password, i connect to the internet.

Ubuntu is connecting to the local area network without any problem, it says that the wired connection is established.. But i don't know how to connect to the internet now, which software to use.

saivi 12-19-2008 05:30 AM

can you give the output of:
ifconfig -a

I was having problem in Slackware. I ran 'dhclient' which enables the DHCP.

Open a terminal in Ubuntu and then type: dhclient
then hit Enter button.

This will enable the DHCP on the system. Hope this may help.

linuxlover.chaitanya 12-19-2008 06:00 AM

If this is dial up broadband you might want to set it up using sudo pppoeconf.

humble 12-19-2008 06:54 AM

this is the output of ifconfig -a

Quote:

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1c:c0:15:e7:95
inet addr:10.101.15.70 Bcast:10.101.15.255 Mask:255.255.248.0
inet6 addr: fe80::21c:c0ff:fe15:e795/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:40028 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:53 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:2722240 (2.7 MB) TX bytes:8691 (8.6 KB)

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:225 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:225 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:15917 (15.9 KB) TX bytes:15917 (15.9 KB)

pan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr a6:41:69:26:59:70
inet6 addr: fe80::a441:69ff:fe26:5970/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:160 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:12795 (12.7 KB)

pan0:avahi Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr a6:41:69:26:59:70
inet addr:169.254.5.26 Bcast:169.254.255.255 Mask:255.255.0.0
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1

humble 12-19-2008 07:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by linuxlover.chaitanya (Post 3380986)
If this is dial up broadband you might want to set it up using sudo pppoeconf.

Well, this was it, this has done the trick and enabled me to connect to the internet, and i am very very thankful to everyone who tried to help.
Downloading is as fast as it was in windows but browsing somehow, i feel, is slower than in windows even though i used firefox there as well, any idea why is browsing slower.

hasanatizaz 12-19-2008 08:30 AM

disable ipv6
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=87798

humble 12-19-2008 09:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hasanatizaz (Post 3381092)


how to disable???? And also what happens when i disable ipv6

Disillusionist 12-19-2008 02:17 PM

To disable ipv6 on firefox browse to:
about:config
and filter on ipv6
it's a toggle option double clicking the item changes the position.
The new version of firefox displays a "Here be dragons!" message to which you need to click "I'll be careful, I promise!"

When you disable ipv6, the system uses ipv4.

humble 12-21-2008 04:54 AM

Hi,

I have disabled ipv6 and
Code:

ip a | grep inet6
gives no output meaning that ipv6 is disabled.

But inspite of disabling ipv6, browsing through firefox is still slow and the package manager downloading is also extremely slow and most of the times it shows failed in the status bar and then ends the download after some time. Also inspite of downloading and installing the flash plugin, firefox still doesn´t show flash applications and gives the bar to Install missing plugin .

Disillusionist 12-21-2008 05:09 AM

Have you disables ipv6 dns requests in firefox? see my previous post

humble 12-21-2008 05:21 AM

yes, i have but still no improvement


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