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Old 09-12-2003, 05:06 PM   #1
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Exclamation Gah! Uber Newbie Distress!!!

okay, this is so gonna be a long forum line. i have just installed redhat 9 on a nice little setup i got given. im trying to get the internet workin on it right now.

i got told to look at this file and post what i got

what i ended up with was


i am running a cable modem which actually runs nice on the two computers i have running windows xp. i am loving all i have heard and seen about linux, and i think it will be great for what i want to do. can anyone help me set this up so i get online?
Old 09-12-2003, 05:25 PM   #2
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If you're running the cable modem on several workstations, I'm assuming you have some kind of routing capabilities bundled with your modem. If so it should be relatively easy to get things working.

1) Become root with the 'su' command. It will prompt you for the root password.

# ifconfig eth0 up
# dhcpcd -d eth0

3) Do some pings to see how everything is working (type 'man ping' if you don't know what a ping is).

Old 09-12-2003, 05:56 PM   #3
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okay, i went into konsole, if that is what i was supposed to use, and typed in the ifconfig line, nothing happened, typed in the dhcpcd line, said it didnt recognize the command. and then the man ping thing just confused me. but the cable modem has just one support. for the moment i keep just moving the wire around, eventually this will be my proxy server.....eventually..... any ideas?
Old 09-13-2003, 10:17 AM   #4
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did you go to the network area and configure the device. it wasn't enabled when i started the computer
Old 09-13-2003, 04:12 PM   #5
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Try using the GUI..... system settings/network, then add "cable connection", that normally makes things workk for me if the drivers are OK


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