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Old 01-30-2006, 07:02 AM   #1
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Question How do i connect to Internet in Fedora Core 4?

How to connect to Internet in Fedora Core 4?

I tried:
#ifconfig -a

n I got this:
"eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0F:EA:3A:42:1C
inet6 addr: fe80::20f:eaff:fe3a:421c/64 Scope:Link
RX packets:27 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:9 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:1620 (1.5 KiB) TX bytes:1746 (1.7 KiB)

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr: Mask:
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
RX packets:2851 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:2851 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:3523334 (3.3 MiB) TX bytes:3523334 (3.3 MiB)

sit0 Link encap:IPv6-in-IPv4
NOARP MTU:1480 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)"

What should i do next?? Please help me, I have been searching for the answer for so long now...
Old 01-30-2006, 07:14 AM   #2
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ifconfig merely tells you the IP address of your ethernet card, which you may or (more likely) may not need to know to connect to the internet.

The solution depends an awful lot on how you want to connect to the internet - dial-up connections, always-on connections and connecting through a gateway on a LAN all have very different setup procedures, so before going any further it'd help if you described your setup (and the make of your modem in the first two cases).


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