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Old 02-26-2004, 09:44 AM   #1
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Can't connect to internet. (router)

Slackware 9.1 (KDE).

Router - Netgear WGT624.
Modem - Zyxel prestige 600 series.
Realtek RTL8139/810X Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC.

I've had this problem before so I've tried looking through earlier threads
and some old notes but still can't figure out what to do. I was finally able to
connect to internet the last time but I can't seem to remember what I did

This is what I've done in netconfig:

HOSTNAME: hostname
I choose DHCP but leave it empty.

I also tried Static IP.

In /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 I typed in my IP-adress (, netmask and
"yes" at USE_DHCP.

In /etc/resolv.conf I tried adding the line "nameserver #" where # is the
DNS namserver adress for my ISP.

Can anyone help me out? What have I missed?
Old 02-26-2004, 09:47 AM   #2
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Have you set the default gateway?
Old 02-26-2004, 09:56 AM   #3
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I had left it empty at first and now I tried but still can't connect.
Old 02-26-2004, 11:56 AM   #4
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You might want to try I know Linksys uses that as a default gateway for their routers.
Old 02-26-2004, 12:08 PM   #5
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Tried it but it didn't work.
Old 02-26-2004, 01:17 PM   #6
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please post output from



nameserver address should point at your router
Old 02-27-2004, 05:04 AM   #7
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my suggestion would be to forget about DHCP, give yourself a static address and set the router as the default gateway, as bnice said yor nameserver needs to be yor router (if it is configured to pick up the DNS server address from yor ISP).

Do you have html pages to configure yor router ? open a web browser and try Once inside set yor router not to assign addresses via DHCP (Disable router as DHCP server).

Then (and this depends on your post back with ifconfig etc) try:
route add default gw
and you should be good to go . .
Old 02-27-2004, 06:18 AM   #8
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If the router is then your own address must be 192.168.1.x
as the default gateway must be inside your netmask.
Old 02-27-2004, 10:22 AM   #9
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may be you just need to type
netconfig (as root)
and to do everything step-by-step
Old 02-27-2004, 12:55 PM   #10
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Im on SuSE 9.0 Running through a Gigafast router, at first there was a request delay on everything I tried to do online, and I found now information anywhere on how to fix it so all i did was upgrade firmware and set local ip to 10.10.0.X a couple days later it just started working correctly, now I get 3.7Down via comcast with no response delays (a little packet loss in UT2K4 though)


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