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Old 04-26-2005, 06:29 PM   #1
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problems connecting to router/internet

Hi guys

I am trying to finish off my Debian 3.0 (woody) install and I ran into trouble with the connection to the internet. I have adsl and I connect through a router (gateway) which from windows I access as ip When I boot with linux, I can successfully ping this address, and other addresses on the internet. When I open mozilla, I can access the gateway (which comes with a web page for settings, which I can browse fine), but it cant see any websites outside.

Also when I run ifconfig I can see both eth0 and l0 and look normal

It could be simply that I didnt enter the right username/pwd for my isp , but
I dont know where to look for this or which utility to use to reconfigure them

my /etc/networking/interfaces file looks like
# /etc/network/interfaces -- configuration file for ifup(8), ifdown(8)
# The loopback interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback
# The first network card - this entry was created during the Debian installation
# (network, broadcast and gateway are optional)
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static
So my question is which utility to use to check/reconfigure connection settings. Any hints will be welcome
Old 04-26-2005, 06:36 PM   #2
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I think you have to set up your DNS server to point to your gateway (

Do some google searches for specifying a DNS in Debain.

I think you will need to restart your network as well.

The command is something like

/etc/inid.d/network restart


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