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h34th3n 11-21-2008 02:46 PM

ethernet not working under mandriva 2008 on laptop
 
Well, I've never used linux before but I needed a change from windows. SO, I got mandriva 2008 and got it all working on my laptop, but for a few problems, one of which is that I can't get internet working. I'm a total newbie so if you could explain clearly, that would help :)

thx

ronlau9 11-21-2008 03:08 PM

try tools>systemtools>configure you re computer>network &internet>network center
Do see you're eternet , try to configure it.
Do not know you use PPPoE or DHCP
If DHCP than it DHCP IP Dynamic

h34th3n 11-21-2008 03:20 PM

it actually says it's connected, but that no medium is installed and that I must add some media through software manager

ronlau9 11-21-2008 11:32 PM

Most Computer and modem has a indication LED
If this LED is on than the hardware connection is OK
Is LED on

h34th3n 11-22-2008 02:47 AM

I don't have a led for that on my laptop, is there any other way of finding out?

ronlau9 11-22-2008 05:38 AM

try to connect to you're modem using ping , or start a web browser and enter the IP adres of you're modem

tianlijian 11-22-2008 07:53 AM

ping 127.0.0.1? is that OK?

hulk321 11-22-2008 09:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ronlau9 (Post 3350267)
try tools>systemtools>configure you re computer>network &internet>network center
Do see you're eternet , try to configure it.
Do not know you use PPPoE or DHCP
If DHCP than it DHCP IP Dynamic

Do you "loggon" your dsl through User name and password?? if yes then Click at "new" button and choose DSL connection setup and follow the steps accordingly and when you are finished with the setup dont forget to activate that new connection which should be on the list.

If it is always on then you got to give your IP address, gateway and DNS (in most of the cases it is automatically detected).

Keep posted.

h34th3n 11-22-2008 12:23 PM

thx a lot for the efforts, but my ethernet works fine while used on another modem, with another isp, so I can probably get it to work by myself.


thanks again


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