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Old 12-29-2003, 04:46 PM   #1
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netconfig question, what the heck should I do.

I need a way to test and make sure my ethernet card is working properly, and I also need to know how to configure it useing netconfig. I know what the static ip is for the ethernet port im using, but I don't know the gateway domain, or any of that stuff. If you guys could tell me how to find it so I can get my card working that would be great. Also the card diagnostic to make sure its in there right.

Thanks a ton

PS I have my laptop connected to the ethernet port right now so I can get the info from here if need be thanks.

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Old 12-29-2003, 05:53 PM   #2
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ok I found the subnet mask, I found the gateway, I have my own ip, but what I don't understand, is what it wants when it asks for hostname and for the domain name. also do I need to restart my computer everytime I use netconfig so that the settings change?

Old 12-30-2003, 05:04 AM   #3
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hostname is just the name you want to give to your computer
you can leave domain name blank.
It is only necessary when you are on a domain.

I think so. Just type "ifconfig" to see your settings.


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