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Old 08-05-2008, 02:52 AM   #1
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Not able to access Internet

I am Baba new bie to Linux. Please help me in accessing the Internet in my system. I installed suse on Compaq nx5000 Laptop and used YAST to configure HP company BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX by connecting the LAN cable in our company. I was able to access the net. I restarted the system and not able to access the Internet there after even I reconfigured the network card.


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Old 08-05-2008, 01:08 PM   #2
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Try to run
and post the output here.
Old 08-06-2008, 12:35 AM   #3
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Hello Lucazorzi,
I executed the command at console and I got the information as below.

eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:08:02:E0:28:05
inet6 addr: fe80::208:2ff:fee0:2805/64 Scope:Link
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr: Mask:
inet6 addr: ::1/128 scope:Host
RX packets:38 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:38 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
COLLISIONS:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:2492 (2.4Kb) TX bytes:2492 (2.4Kb)

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Old 08-06-2008, 01:31 AM   #4
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Your system is not getting the ip address. This could be because you have configured it to take ip address from DHCP server and you are not getting it now. You can check configuration again.
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this might not help but make sure it's plugged in.
Old 08-06-2008, 03:31 AM   #6
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Hi There,

Restart the network service and check the log in /var/log/message or using the 'dmesg' command to get the status/error log.
Post the same here, so that we can help you out.

Old 08-06-2008, 12:25 PM   #7
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The ifconfig output posted above shows eth1 which is a wireless connection but does not show eth0 which would be the etherenet connection (10/100 NIC)

Don't know if that says cable is disconnected or the Network Interface card has been removed or is just indicative of bad configuration file, but I don't think he is going to connect to the company lan until he repairs the ethernet cable connection.
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is DHCP running on your company LAN or did you manually assign an ip address?

run the above command and you should be good if there is a dhcp server on the LAN


based on what you said you need to bring up the eth0 interface like so:

/sbin/ifconfig eth0 up

but that maybe insufficient if you manually configure each host on your company LAN. What settings did you give to YAST?


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