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Old 07-28-2004, 06:58 AM   #1
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Mandrake 10.0 and my network


I've long used Windows XP, and this year, for my birthtday, I got Mandrake 10.0 Discovery.

I already had a network set up with Windows XP sharing our internet connection (adsl) between me and my dad using a router (Nexland Soho ICB), which worked peachy. But I can't seem to get my PC on the network when using Linux (I have a dual boot, when I use XP it still gets on the net fine)

I've been through the DakConnect wizard a gazillion times, and I'm out of ideas...

Can anyone help me?
Old 07-28-2004, 07:15 AM   #2
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In a terminal (you may have to be root if these commands are unavailable su root )
will check your interfaces.
Do you have an IP address?
Do you have a gateway?
ping localhost
ping youripaddress
ping theRouter'sIPaddress
cat /etc/resolv.conf
Do you have DNS?
Somewhere along this line, you should find out why things are not happening. To cheat, you could peek at the network setting in the XP box that works...
Old 08-02-2004, 11:38 AM   #3
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This looks like the ball park for my problems sharing internet w/2 boxes running Mandrake 10. The main `puter is directlly connected to the router which has the DSL modem connected to it. The other box (box2 I'll call it) is on connection #1 of the router. I'm having trouble configuring box 2. Here is some output:
[root@mybox jay]# ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:20:35:B1:A1:4A
inet6 addr: fe80::220:35ff:feb1:a14a/64 Scope:Link
RX packets:18 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:35 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:2916 (2.8 Kb) TX bytes:1338 (1.3 Kb)
Interrupt:11 Base address:0xdf80

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr: Mask:
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
RX packets:428 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:428 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:34404 (33.5 Kb) TX bytes:34404 (33.5 Kb)

[root@mybox jay]# ping
ping: unknown host
[root@mybox jay]# ping
connect: Network is unreachable

[root@mybox jay]# ping
PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.125 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=0.100 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=3 ttl=64 time=0.101 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=4 ttl=64 time=0.098 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=5 ttl=64 time=0.100 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=6 ttl=64 time=0.101 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=7 ttl=64 time=0.113 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=8 ttl=64 time=0.113 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=9 ttl=64 time=0.112 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=10 ttl=64 time=0.112 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=11 ttl=64 time=0.101 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=12 ttl=64 time=0.101 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=13 ttl=64 time=0.104 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=14 ttl=64 time=0.100 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=15 ttl=64 time=0.102 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=16 ttl=64 time=0.103 ms

I am not sure what my router's address is or the exact address of box1. How do I obtain these?

Any suggestons? I have run Mandrake Control Center and Network settings and tried "New Connection" several times using different settings for LAN connection, ADSL connection and so forth. I can't seem to get it to connect. I'm not trying to share files or printers yet. I just want to connect to the net from box2.

Last edited by Whatshisface; 08-02-2004 at 11:46 AM.
Old 08-02-2004, 03:49 PM   #4
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I was able to set mine up through the mandrake control center. You will probably need to configure your mandrake box(es) to use your router's local-side IP address as the default gateway. The way mine is set up, the router takes the public IP address from my broadband provider. That's the "public" side of the router. One the "private" side, I have 3 computers attached: one via a cable, in the first port on the router's built-in switch/hub, and 2 wirelessly. (My router is a wireless access point as well). The router will have a private IP address, usually the first or last address in one of the private ranges. Many ship with a default of In that case, you'd configure the default gateway of your mandrake machines to be (because the router is acting as your gateway to the public internet). Each machine will also need its own unique IP address, in the same range as your router's address (such as, and, in this case). You may also need to input the DNS addresses provided by your ISP.

Now - if your router supports DHCP, it may be able to configure the IP address and DNS/gateway/etc of each client machine for you. My router requires me to specifiically enable DHCP if I want to use it, and if it is disabled (which mine is), I have to input the IP address/gateway/DNS manually on each of my client computers.

How do you configure your router? Via a web browser? (Such as, If so - that's probably the same IP address you'll use as the default gateway setting on your client computers.
Old 08-02-2004, 05:14 PM   #5
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Yes, my default gateway is set to I have never tried to configure my router. In Mandrake Control Center -> Manage Connections, the values I input don't stick. I adjust to configure my card and the IPaddress and set to DHCP (not static), click apply, then OK. I come back a minute later and all the values are gone. Also I think it's weird that on startup eth0 shows FAILED, but Harddrake sees it plain as day.
Old 08-02-2004, 05:20 PM   #6
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on startup eth0 failing is ok - this is normal
as for the other part: never had it happen... the values i input(ted?) there stuck...
try static... if it's a linksys router, the ip address should go: - first device - second device
and so on

also: try allowing it to configure @ boot... this may make the DHCP stick


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