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Old 09-26-2009, 01:16 PM   #1
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what command do you use to determing if you are hooked up on a network

i have just set up a new wireless network my house, and i want to determine whether your LINUX laptop has connected to it and obtained a valid IP adress. What command do i issue to determine the information i am seeking?
Old 09-26-2009, 01:21 PM   #2
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ifconfig -a
Old 09-26-2009, 01:22 PM   #3
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you could just run a ping test, such as
from terminal, or
(sudo) ifconfig
to see if your network card has received a proper ip from DHCP (if you're using DHCP).

route -n
shows you the gateway

if you're not using dhcp, you have to set up the config, either via the gui-tool of your
W/DM or terminal
sudo vim /etc/network/interfaces (this is on a debian box, reckon red hat based are similar)
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ty for the information it helped greatly


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