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Old 10-28-2008, 08:33 AM   #1
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Difficulty connecting Suse to Broadband

Have been running Windows XP and would like to use Linix because of the good reports of User Friendliness. I have loaded Suse and cannot connect to my broadband I use Firefox. Have tried repair and reload twice but still cannot connect. If I use the small Ubunto version from the disc it
automatically connects. Any help would be appreciated
Old 10-28-2008, 08:54 AM   #2
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How do you connect to broadband ?
Using a eternet card and Modem/router , wired or wireless
If you use a eternet card with one ? chip set please
With opensuse do you us I mean the version
Old 10-28-2008, 10:25 AM   #3
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At the command line interface type:
$ ifconfig 
$ ip addr show
Either of these commands will show all of your interfaces and their IP addresses and Defalt Gateways.
A cable connection would be "eth0" a wireless connection would bd "wlan" and a dialup modem connection would be "ppp0"
If you have an ethernet cable connection to your router and you don't see an eth0 entry then either the ethernet interface is down or is not pulling an ip address from your router.
if that is the case:
ifup eth0
"ifup ehth0" will bring eth0 up and dhclient will cause it to pull an ip address
at that point redo
ifconfig eth0
or ip addr show
this will show you if eth0 is up and pulling an IP address from the router.
If your router is a linksys, then look for as the default gateway and as the "src" or IP address for the linux box.
Good luck with it

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Old 10-30-2008, 07:34 AM   #4
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I have just got a Linux machine off my friend and I am having the same problem. I am running Suse on it and can't connect it to the internet. My friend used to run a ethernet cable but I use a wireless usb. So far it does not recognise the usb.

Can anyone please tell me how to view the equivalent network connections? I tried running the commands suggested by john test but none of them would work, it just kept saying that command could not be executed. I am new to linux and any help would be greatly appreciated.
Old 10-30-2008, 12:57 PM   #5
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You might try:
$ iwlist
$ lsusb
$ lshw
$ lspci
$ hwinfo
Note: the first one starts with "i" as in Indigo (lower case)
next three start with "l" as in Larry
and last, of course starts with h" as in Harry


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