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Old 11-01-2007, 11:17 AM   #1
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EXACTLY how do I access Internet from CentOS 5.0?

My Windows machine is in for repair (2 weeks) and I need to set up my CentOS Linx machine (Pentium III) at home to access my email and my wife needs to get to her email - either by going to the internet to read it PREFERRED or by just downloading it to the computer OK. The main problem is : I don't have the smarts to know how to do this. I have a BellSouth DSL modem, and I have a 4 port "network" card in the back of the computer. This card is recognized as "eth0", so the computer knows it's there.

I spent an hour last night fumbling around without success. Is there some step by step documention that would show me how to do this?

(Maybe a form with blanks where I just fill in the configuration details - but tells me which files to change and where they are at?)
Obviously, I am a real newbie at this.

Thanks, mike tipton []

I can access this from work only.
Old 11-01-2007, 01:37 PM   #2
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Follow the directions in the manual:
Old 11-01-2007, 02:02 PM   #3
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Ok your a little vague as to how your setup is, most linux setup DHCP by default. So what I would try first is turn off your pc and modem, turn modem on let it sync. After the modem is ready turn on the pc making sure the cat45 cable is in the 0 port of the nic card, (If it has more than one port (RJ45 female plug)). After bootup try going online, if it fails open a terminal window log in as root, then type ifconfig and see if you have been given a IP address, if all you can see is the Loopback then you haven't been given one. If not I would move the cat45 cable one port and restart. In the terminal window type ifconfig eth0 down then ifconfig eth0 up and this should bring the nic card back up. Check again to see if an IP address has been given ifconfig do this until you have tried all the port on the nic card.

If you don't get any IP post the output of the command lspci also dmesg and we'll go from there.


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