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Old 01-19-2012, 03:56 AM   #1
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Dear Sir,

once I installed ubuntu 11.10 iso in my Dell inspiron N4010 (64-bit)laptop. on the right top corner it shows wired internet connedted but i could not excess internet. I am using landline having ip address i.e., four rows of numbers. I don't have other then this for connection. After using ubuntu i couldn't open my system and then need to format. I did thrice. Now i am just using ubuntu using USB without installing in system. can i get my problem solved.

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Okay, assuming that your setup is somewhat like mine (PC wired to a modem that has an internal IP address), I'd go about it like this:
- enter the consiole
- enter super user mode
- issue the ifconfig command

ifconfig eth0 [IPaddrsss of choice] netmask broadcast up
- set the routing to the IP address of the modem (check the IP address of the modem)

route add default gw
- set the nameservers

cd /etc
nano resolv.conf
and enter the nemeservers of your provider, this, for example, is the Belgacom server
enter the IP address of your provider

- test:

you should get a response, and no packet loss

Let us know where this eagle did a splat-down


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Old 01-20-2012, 08:33 AM   #3
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Doesnt Ubuntu have a DHCP client? Wouldn't it be better to tell him how to config it?

(wouldn't the nameserver be negotiated during the process of getting the IP address?)


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