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Old 06-01-2006, 07:20 AM   #1
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internet connection problem

Hello all,

Very much a linux newbie so be gentle!

I've installed FC5 on my laptop. I'm trying to plug it into the network at work. This works fine for windows but i'm having trouble getting on the web with linux. I've gone into network settings & set the IP address, subnet mask, default gateway and primary & secondary DNS servers to the settings i took off windows (its a static address). I've activated the eth0 device (i'm using a 'Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller) and it all seems to be running ok.

I can access the shared drives on the network doing this, but when it comes to getting on the web it doesn't seem to be connected.

The firewall 'trusted' settings are FTP, SSH, HTTPS, HTTP. SELinux is 'Enforcing'.

The above is what i think might be useful. If any other info is needed then let me know what it is & how to find it. Please bear in mind I'm completely new!

Any help or advice is much appreciated.


PS i should mention that i have been trying to get the wireless connection at home working using the 'Solution to wireless on FC5 for all' thread (sorry, can't post URLs yet), but without success. I believe this to be an unrelated problem however, as the daemon isn't running for my wireless driver. That's next on my list of problems to deal with!
Old 06-01-2006, 07:40 AM   #2
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If your network is up and you can see other network shares yu should be able to see (and use) the gateway, what else do you know about the work network setup? proxy etc?.

Can you ping any IPs? maybe its a problem with DNS
Old 06-01-2006, 07:51 AM   #3
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oh dear lord, how embarrassing!

it was a problem with the DNS, i had typed it in wrong

i'm up and running now, thanks for your reply.
Old 06-01-2006, 07:56 AM   #4
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Which browser? Is there a proxy server involved?

If it's a dual boot, what are the settings in your Windows browser. If it's IE, tools->internet options, tab connections, button lan settings? Are these settings the same as the settings in the browser that you use under Linux.

[edit]too late[/edit]

Last edited by Wim Sturkenboom; 06-01-2006 at 07:58 AM.


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