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Old 11-13-2003, 06:06 PM   #1
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internet connection RedHat 9

I just Installed redhat 9 on my computer and I cant get the internet connection to work...I dont know where to start!

First off...I have a Belkin router sharing internet with WinXP Box, which I am on right now. The funny thing is, is that this computer hooks to the Router. The Modem is on the RedHat box. RedHat wont auto detect the IP of my ISP but i can type in the IP of both the Router and the Modem and access their set-up utilities.

The internet connection worked fine with XP, same router same hard wireing. I need to know how to configure RedHats settings in from the network configuration utility???

I am very new to all of this so plain english PLEASE!

Old 11-13-2003, 09:31 PM   #2
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I am confused, and don't want make any assumptions.

If nothing were set-up, and the modem is physically connected to the linux box, how are you talking to me?

Are we talking about an external modem? If so, give a make and model, so I can either look it up, if I'm not already familiar with it.

Again, the router, make and model.

My SMB router has a port for an external modem as well as a WAN (Wide Area Network--for plugging into a DSL or Cable modem). In my case the router will use both, with the modem as fail-over if the cable goes down. It also has a print-server. If yours provides these services, we may as well use them.

Your ISP also. (I don't want any personal information or anything. It's just that some, like mine, require a little work to get a good connection. Others don't need anything at all.)

My Internet Service Provider uses NT servers and require a little dial-up script. Apparently, the windows logon gives a more information than a Unix one. Sometimes the information is on their site, other times you have to get it from one the network guys--not the technical support people (They generally don't know anything about Linux or Unix or what specific information the server is expecting).

With more information, even if I can't get you connected up properly, I can give you the right questions to ask.

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Old 11-14-2003, 03:38 PM   #3
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Well, First off, i had to re-install windowsXP (left almost 5gig of unallocated /unformatted "free" space)and want to dual boot but Linux Wont boot from the CD(I have made necessary BIOS changes) so I made a boot disk with rawrite and tried that way. Now when I try to install, it says that "there dosent appear to be a linux install cd in the drive, would you like to try another disk" . Same message whichever disk I put in...(It is a retail Distro, store bought RedHat 9)

On to the networking issue(this was when I had linux installed, i have since removed it to try dual boot)

First, I was talking to you on another machine hooked to my router that had internet connection through it (WinXP Machine). That is what is weird, I had connection on the other machine and couldnt establish a connection on the Linux Box.

Modem is a Westell WireSpeed (provided by ISP - The Router is a Belkin Wireless router. Setup as follows: RJ-45 from #1 Router port to NIC on machine in question. External WireSpeed modem (DSL) RJ-45 to the WAN Port on the back of the Router. The other Box (WinXP that I wrote origional message from) is wired to the #2 port on the rear of the router to its NIC.

Any advice?
Right now I am more concerned about just geting the thing to Dual Boot...

Old 11-14-2003, 05:40 PM   #4
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I am confused also but let me give it a shot. From the beginning using GUI:

Click <START(RedHat Icon)> --> System Settings --> Network

Under the devices tab: ETHX should be checked off as active (where X is your card number, i.e. ETH0)

Under the DNS tab: At least the primary DNS text box should have the IP Address of your ISP's primary DNS Server. You can get this info from your XP box by going to your XP network setup for TCP/IP.

Under the DNS tab: Fill on the Secondary DNS server IP address as well. Once again, you can get this from your XP box or just ask your ISP.

Under the DNS tab: make sure the domain name of your ISP shows up as a domain name in the Domain Name text list.

Under the Devices Tab: Highlight the ETHX line that represents your ethernet card. Click on "EDIT". Make sure that EITHER the radio buttin saying "Optain IP address with "DHCP"" is checked or select "Use static IP" and fill in all the setttings that your Belkin Router can use. If you are not sure, use the "obtain IP Address automatically with DHCP". This is easier and Belkin routers will act as DHCP servers last time I checked. Also make sure the checkbox labeled "Activate this device upon startup" or similar is checked.

Say a little prayer and try it out. Good luck.


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