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Old 07-11-2006, 06:51 PM   #1
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Mandriva Won't COnnect to Internet

Ok, I just had a problem with my internet connection. The kid at tech support made me disconnect my PC from the network, set it to DHCP blah blah... and connect directly. It turns out to be a bad network card - of course it was built into the motherboard. I fixed that issue and the network is fine.

Now after I set the Mandriva to DHCP it will not connect to my LAN. Even after setting it to static and giving it its old IP.

I can't ping it, I ruled out an IP address conflict.
I tried resetting everythig under root and its as if it ignores everythign I do.
What the heck am I doing wrong? I have a green light on the NIC and router end.
Old 07-11-2006, 07:44 PM   #2
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So I assume that your computer is connected to the router which is then connected to the "the internet".
If your unable to ping the router then more than likely your default router setting is wrong. To change it use something like ->
route add -net netmask dev eth0
Also try
ifstatus eth0
This should tell you the default route, mask, what the IP address is etc...
Then after you have the route setup you should be able to ping the router by ip address, ie
. If that works then setup the DNS and your good to go, Hopefully.
Hope it works
Old 07-11-2006, 07:46 PM   #3
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I just figured it out... I had the gateway setting entered wrong.

I need a beer.


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