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Old 01-07-2004, 11:45 PM   #1
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internet connection commited suicide after a week or so

ok, despite the crappy title, please help me


slackware 9.1
usb adapter cable internet connection (recognised)

here's how I set up the internet:


hostname: mandy
domain: (this I change later)

then I edit /etc/resolv.conf to


then I edit /etc/rc.d/init1.conf

for eth1 (the usb adapter)


OK, it worked for a few weeks or so. then it just up and died. I thought I had tweaked something, and reinstalled. did it again and it worked. then a few weeks it died again. I think it can't update the IP address by itself or something... I don't know... help?

please prevent my internet connection from commiting suicide... AGAIN!

(on XP atm - net works fine)

Last edited by ilostmymojo; 01-07-2004 at 11:47 PM.
Old 01-08-2004, 07:54 AM   #2
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sounds like the DHCP lease is expiring and not renewing like you suggested you can try renewing it then if that proves to be the problem you can have a cron job drop an renew the IP like once a week or every two weeks as you doctor prescribes

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with hope, after a bit of reading on dhcp updating / renewing, I'll be up and running


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