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Old 06-10-2005, 12:39 PM   #1
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I can't get my internet to work on ubuntu 5.04

I've decided that I want to make the switch from windows to linux. My friend reccomended ubuntu for first time users so I I just downloaded and installed ubuntu 5.04. First of all I am not very good with computers in general, but I have a strong interest in learning more about them. The problem is that my internet doesn't work. I think I didn't set up my network configurations properly when I first installed the OS. The computer that I am using is a dell 700m laptop and I am trying to connect to the internet through a cable modem. I'm not sure if it matters but I also have a router connected to the modem so that I can get my other computers on the internet too. Does anyone have a solution to fix this problem?

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Old 06-10-2005, 01:09 PM   #2
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Well the router defintely a HUGE part of why it may not be working.

First, just to make sure, take out the router and connect only the modem directly. If it works, then connect the router and set it to allow sharing ports to open. But it is much more detailed so I'll let some other member go into detail.

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Old 06-10-2005, 03:08 PM   #3
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Thanks, I'll try plugging my laptop directly to the modem when I get home and post about how it goes.
Old 06-10-2005, 04:33 PM   #4
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well what network card are you using and which router, those will be needed if you want proper help.. if you do know state, and is linux detecting the network card? then theres need for editing the config file... bet you could search in google "your network card and ubuntu" or something similar and will get a howto to set it up
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My dell receipt says that I have a Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200 Internal Wireless (802.11 b/g, 54Mbps). The router that I am using is a D-Link 714p+
Old 06-10-2005, 06:22 PM   #6
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This is the error message that shows up when I log in.

Could not look up internet address for ubuntu. This will prevent GNOME from operating correctly. It may be possible to correct the problem by adding ubuntu to the file /etc/hosts


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