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MOTOboat 08-20-2006 12:09 PM

Obtaining IP on boot up fails
Hi I'm using fedora 4 and have just installed in on my COMPAQ Presario V2610AC.

During boot up the attempt to obtain an IP via eth0 fails each time.

I get the following message "Determining IP information for icmp open socket: Permission denied.

I have a Ethernet Hub connected to a DSL modem. The DSL modelhave my ISP loaginon ian pass word info.
I followed the default Workstation installation.

Why os it failing dure boot up?

However if I use the Network setting to start this device it comes up.

Next weird thing is I can Ping my other computers on the LAN but Firfox canot access the internet

Sorry not too bright,

louieb 08-20-2006 04:49 PM

Lets see your connection is:
Modem > Hub > Computers.

How many computer are connected to the Hub?
Can more that one computer connect to the internet at the same time?
I bet Just one or none. You need a router between the modem and the computer, not a hub. A router is a smart device that assigns ip addresses to the computers on your network and acts as a go between for your modem and computers. (google ROUTER or DHCP for more info).

This can be done the easy way, replace the hub with a router.

Modem > Router > Computers.

Or the harder way.

Modem > Computer set up to be a router > Hub > Computers.

I've never done it the harder way. But for the easy way:
Plug the Router in and follow the instructions that came with the router.

MOTOboat 08-20-2006 04:53 PM

Sorry Terminology Screw up
No I have a Wireless AP router That has 4 LAN ports.


What you couldn't read my mind?

louieb 08-20-2006 07:41 PM

Well that the end of my networking knowledge. The only time I have had a problem with it was hooking up a windows box to a router and I did not have the DHCP service turned on. Good luck in figuring out the problem.

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