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Old 02-20-2005, 10:55 AM   #1
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Internet conection doesn't work


I have managed to install the driver for my NIC card
(Broadcom 440) for RH Linux on Dell inspiron
now in network device manager I see:

Status Device Nickname Type
Active eth0 eth0 Ethernet

I have cable connection to Internet.
However with Mozilla I am not able to surf the Internet
Why is it so?

thanks
 
Old 02-20-2005, 11:30 AM   #2
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any reply from a ping? are u using a router / server? what does "ifconfg" list?
 
Old 02-20-2005, 12:25 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally posted by jollyjoice
any reply from a ping? are u using a router / server? what does "ifconfg" list?

if I run ping www.yahoo.com it says unknown host

if I run netstat:

Active Internet connections (w/o servers)
Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address State
tcp 0 0 localhost.localdo:32993 localhost.localdoma:ipp TIME_WAIT
tcp 0 0 localhost.localdo:32992 localhost.localdoma:ipp TIME_WAIT
tcp 0 0 localhost.localdo:32994 localhost.localdoma:ipp TIME_WAIT
tcp 0 0 localhost.localdo:32989 localhost.localdoma:ipp TIME_WAIT
tcp 0 0 localhost.localdo:32988 localhost.localdoma:ipp TIME_WAIT
tcp 0 0 localhost.localdo:32991 localhost.localdoma:ipp TIME_WAIT
tcp 0 0 localhost.localdo:32990 localhost.localdoma:ipp TIME_WAIT
tcp 0 0 localhost.localdo:32985 localhost.localdoma:ipp TIME_WAIT
tcp 0 0 localhost.localdo:32984 localhost.localdoma:ipp TIME_WAIT
tcp 0 0 localhost.localdo:32987 localhost.localdoma:ipp TIME_WAIT
tcp 0 0 localhost.localdo:32986 localhost.localdoma:ipp TIME_WAIT


now I try ifconfig
It says for eth0
Inet addr Bcast Mask
and the following

UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:11125 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:3 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
RX bytes:1068673 (1.0 Mb) TX bytes:1038 (1.0 Kb)
Interrupt:10 Base address:0x4000 Memory:e0204000-e0205080
 
Old 02-20-2005, 12:52 PM   #4
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pinging yahoo.com won't work if you don't have DNS set up properly.
Have you told Mozilla your settings? (edit-preferences)

do you have a small network?
can you ping yourself by name and number?

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Old 02-20-2005, 02:10 PM   #5
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Originally posted by titanium_geek
pinging yahoo.com won't work if you don't have DNS set up properly.
Have you told Mozilla your settings? (edit-preferences)

do you have a small network?
can you ping yourself by name and number?

titanium_geek
I have set up Internet connection with internet connection wizard
and chose the option
Automatically obtain IP address setting with dhcp

so the ethernet device is configured with
Automatically obtain DNS information from provider

and the device is active however I can not ping
even my address

In Mozilla I have "direct connection to the internet"

ifconfig says:

[root@localhost root]# ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0BB:95:23:5A
inet addr:192.168.2.150 Bcast:192.168.2.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:6007 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:80 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
RX bytes:523716 (511.4 Kb) TX bytes:5402 (5.2 Kb)
Interrupt:10 Base address:0x4000 Memory:e0204000-e0205080

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:4493 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:4493 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:307953 (300.7 Kb) TX bytes:307953 (300.7 Kb)
 
Old 02-20-2005, 02:22 PM   #6
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can u ping anything by IP? Can you ping any computers on your LAN by IP, if you have any.
If not how are you using a network card to connect to the net with a cable connection? Don't you need a cable modem for that?
 
Old 02-20-2005, 02:51 PM   #7
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Originally posted by jollyjoice
can u ping anything by IP? Can you ping any computers on your LAN by IP, if you have any.
If not how are you using a network card to connect to the net with a cable connection? Don't you need a cable modem for that?

with my connection I'm required to have

100Mbit network card
cat5 cable
and set the option 'obtain an IP address automatically'

under windows it works fine
but under linux although my card is active
I can not ping any IP address
 
Old 02-20-2005, 02:55 PM   #8
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if its any help I have a Dell too and redhat does not fully support the broadcom integrated ethernet cards. I tried downloading newer drivers but dont bother, it will only crash red hat. After all redhat is kinda old, try switching to fedora if you like rehat, I know fedora worked fine with my dell.

Last edited by keithieopia; 02-20-2005 at 02:56 PM.
 
Old 02-20-2005, 04:49 PM   #9
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Originally posted by KommanderKaos
if its any help I have a Dell too and redhat does not fully support the broadcom integrated ethernet cards. I tried downloading newer drivers but dont bother, it will only crash red hat. After all redhat is kinda old, try switching to fedora if you like rehat, I know fedora worked fine with my dell.
I know that it can be working. I have installed the NIC driver and
the installation was OK! card is active. But I don't understand
why I can not establish Internet connection
 
Old 02-21-2005, 03:10 AM   #10
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Originally posted by New_To_RH_Linux
I know that it can be working. I have installed the NIC driver and
the installation was OK! card is active. But I don't understand
why I can not establish Internet connection
It is still not working unfortunatelly
 
Old 02-21-2005, 12:50 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by jollyjoice
can u ping anything by IP? Can you ping any computers on your LAN by IP, if you have any.
If not how are you using a network card to connect to the net with a cable connection? Don't you need a cable modem for that?
I don't understand why I can not connect to the Internet, although the NIC
driver is installed

Here what I have:

[root@localhost root]# route -n
Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface
192.168.2.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 eth0
169.254.0.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.0.0 U 0 0 0 eth0
127.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 255.0.0.0 U 0 0 0 lo
0.0.0.0 192.168.2.1 0.0.0.0 UG 0 0 0 eth0
[root@localhost root]# iptables -L
Chain INPUT (policy ACCEPT)
target prot opt source destination

Chain FORWARD (policy ACCEPT)
target prot opt source destination

Chain OUTPUT (policy ACCEPT)
target prot opt source destination
[root@localhost root]# cat /etc/resolv.conf
search localdomain
nameserver 127.0.0.1
 
  


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