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Old 03-20-2004, 08:38 PM   #1
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Restoring Internet Connection

I've been running Fedora since the first of the year on a PC (HP Pavilion) with a WinModem, and I've gotten online very well--until now. (I use Mozilla after I get on with KPPP.)

For some reason I dial out with KPPP (the WinModem still appears to work), and KPPP thinks I'm online. (My ISP is not down.) But whenever I try to browse, it gives me an error message, something like this: "Can't find this site." (Once the error message said I wasn't online, but no longer.)

The only thing that *might* have anything to do with the error is that my son told Mozilla to work off-line and then to disconnect so he could use the telephone. But Mozilla knows I'm trying to work online now.

Does anyone have a clue about how to solve my problem?

Old 03-21-2004, 01:24 AM   #2
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This won't solve the problem, but it may give you a useful clue: first verify whether or not your connection really is connected by doing a ping against a popular website. Open up a terminal session then enter: ping (or whatever website you want) You should see something that resembles this:

$ ping

PING ( 56 octets data
64 octets from icmp_seq=0 ttl=55 time=19.7 ms
64 octets from icmp_seq=1 ttl=55 time=17.8 ms
64 octets from icmp_seq=2 ttl=55 time=18.5 ms
64 octets from icmp_seq=3 ttl=55 time=18.8 ms

--- ping statistics ---
4 packets transmitted, 4 packets received, 0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max = 17.8/18.7/19.7 ms

(Do a Ctl-c to halt it.) If you don't get a response, then you can conclude that your connection is down. On the other hand, if you get positive results, then you can conclude that it's a problem with Mozilla, not your connection. If so, you should be able to get it to work by fixing an incorrect setting(s) or worst case to reinstall it. Likewise you could switch to an alternate browser such as Firefox. Like I said, this suggestion won't solve the issue but hopefully it will put you a step closer. -- J.W.
Old 03-21-2004, 01:55 AM   #3
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Do you have any other browser to test it with?
Old 03-22-2004, 06:51 AM   #4
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I did try another browser--Konqueror and one other, but to no avail.

But maybe I know the real problem: my harddrive is too corrupted to reboot. (I'll ask about this on another post.)

Thanks for your replies.
Old 03-22-2004, 10:18 AM   #5
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Mabe you can try: "ifup eth 0" should give you some result otherwise on a lan i've seen: Pumpestablish connection.

Hope this helps : ) Marc A


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