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Old 11-06-2003, 04:47 AM   #1
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Getting internet to work. [Slackware 9.1]

I'm using Slackware 9.1 (KDE) and when I installed it I chose "no modem" since my router wasn't working as it should but now everything's fixed and I can't figure out how to get internet running from Slackware. I've looked in Control Panel but probably missed something.
I have Realtek RTL8139/810X Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC.

I went into netconfig.

HOSTNAME: hostname
Now, when I get to DHCP I don't know what to put there so I just hit enter.
But I still can't get into internet. Do I have to type something in the DHCP-thing? If so, how do I find out what?
I also tried with static IP and not changing the numbers that were already there. Just hit enter a couple of times.
That didn't work either.

Link encap: Local Loopback
inet addr: Mask:

<B>ifconfig eth0</B>
Link encap: Ethernet HWaddr 00:50:BF:E6:7B:4E

I already made a thread about this ( but it dropped to second page and I thought I'd make a new one with more information in the first post.
Old 11-06-2003, 05:37 AM   #2
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It's against the etiquette of this site to start a redundant thread, especially when there have been responses in your original thread.

In the future, you should probably put Slackware-related questions under the Slackware subforum in distros; I see your original thread received posts from non-Slackware users, which can confuse matters since Slackware's configuration differs from Red Hat, Mandrake, SuSE, Debian, etc.

I'll post to your original thread with some advice.
Old 11-06-2003, 05:54 AM   #3
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Ok, sorry then. Just thought I'd make it a little easier for people to help me out so they wouldn't have to read through the entire thread.
Also, I didn't know if there was any difference between Slackware or any other distro when it comes to getting connected to internet through a router, I only put it there to give as much information as possible.


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