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Old 03-17-2011, 03:05 PM   #1
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Red face Internet is not working in RHEL5-My service provider is Qwest


I have RHEL 5.5 ,Suse linex and windows7 is also running in my system.

I am not able to connect to internet from Linux, but internet is working in windows 7 and suse.

The service provider is qwest and they say that they do not support linux.

Pl help as i am new user.


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Old 03-17-2011, 03:28 PM   #2
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Wifi or ethernet? In order to help, we'll need to see output from:

$ /sbin/ifconfig

$ netstat -rn

$ cat /etc/resolv.conf

Open a terminal to issue those commands, and post the output here - in 'code' tags, please. (Since you can't post directly from the OS with a non-working 'net connection, copy the output to a thumb drive.)

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Old 03-26-2011, 08:17 AM   #3
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eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr B8:AC:6F:85:77:9A
inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
inet6 addr: fe80::baac:6fff:fe85:779a/64 Scope:Link
RX packets:5326 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:4238 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:3851898 (3.6 MiB) TX bytes:823233 (803.9 KiB)
Interrupt:177 Memory:f3de0000-f3df0000

lo Link encap:Local Loopback

inet addr: Mask:

[root@tr-pc47 ~]# netstat -rn
Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags MSS Window irtt Iface U 0 0 0 eth0 U 0 0 0 eth0 UG 0 0 0 eth0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
RX packets:1443 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:1443 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:4494460 (4.2 MiB) TX bytes:4494460 (4.2 MiB)

[root@tr-pc47 ~]# cat /etc/resolv.conf
; generated by /sbin/dhclient-script
search domain.actdsltmp

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Old 03-26-2011, 08:26 AM   #4
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I have also the following devices connected

Wirless 2.4GHZ Boradband Router (Linksys) & Vonage along with Qwest Modem (Actiontech 1000),Surprisingly i have internet connection working fine on WIndows 7 and Suse flavour of linux.However after lot of hit and trial i am able to manage to connect internet from linux OS system as well.

Had to disconnect the wireless router ,had to switch off and on multiple times Qwest Modem and Vonage as well.The other interesting phenomena is when i switch back to windows 7 and come back to redhat linux again internet connection gets lost.

Pl let me know how the internet connection can be accessed without any problem on redhat linu 5.5.The problem does not happen on Windows 7 & Suse Linux.I have been also told that Qwest do not support REL 5.5 with their devices.Internet connection may/maynot work


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