Topic: Connection setup
started by: Yo!
Posted by Yo! on Oct. 10 2003,15:59I have just finished installing on my HD and now I cannot access the web. Can someone tell me how to set this up? I have a cable connection with a router running an 3com ethernet card . Can anyone give me a hand I would like to get DSL up and running on my network.
Posted by KevB on Oct. 10 2003,16:49Depends if you use DHCP or not.
Either way you should be able to configure it using netcardconfig under Apps->System.
Posted by Yo! on Oct. 10 2003,18:11i do have DHCP enabled on my router
Posted by tunesnake on Oct. 10 2003,19:24Try IFCONFIG ETH0 "address"
Sound right?? or just type IFCONFIG and (enter) to see what you get
Posted by KevB on Oct. 10 2003,21:25So what happens when you use netcardconfig???
tunesnake: What address are you referring to?
Posted by Yo! on Oct. 11 2003,00:57it says no supported network cards found
Posted by Yo! on Oct. 11 2003,03:38can anyone help me on this ?>
Posted by KevB on Oct. 11 2003,14:35Strange try a google search to see if your nic is supported by Linux. 3com has very good support, but you never know. Do you get any messages on boot about your nic?
Posted by mojo on Oct. 11 2003,18:55I'm having similar problems. But mine seem to "work" but then I still can't access the internet... I have just done "ifconfig eth0 [myip]" then tried to use dillo... but nothing.
I don't use DHCP though.
Posted by Yo! on Oct. 12 2003,04:11So yah you lost me , is should type ifconfig eth0 then the IP my rovider gave me or the one my router has given me? and i have run knoppix on the box it was painfully slow but it did grab my net card so how can i get that info into DSL
Posted by KevB on Oct. 13 2003,17:43
See the documentation for the ifconfig command. You will need your IP on your network, your IP of your router and the DNS of your service provider. For a better understanding you'll probably find a howto on networking at www.tldp.org
Posted by Yo! on Oct. 13 2003,20:38where can i view this documentation ? thanks for the help sorry abount all the newbie questions
Posted by KevB on Oct. 14 2003,08:27
Well under a 'normal' linux distro you'd do man ifconfig. But it seems the man pages have been stripped from DSL, but if you stick man ifconfig into google you'll find the man pages there.
Posted by briansz on Oct. 29 2003,07:17
You need to set up a DNS server address in /etc/resolv.conf
Without it you will have loacl network access but no internet access.
The stock choices in netcardconfig seem to work fine for me.
Posted by mazter on Oct. 29 2003,07:32hey yo
i dont know the real solution but have some ideas. when i started my dsl, and ping at the beginning some sites, it say it cannot find anything but then ifdown eth0 again give some errors, after that, ifup eth0 then everything is fine.
sorry for my english
Posted by RuKK on Oct. 29 2003,17:21Hmm.. when I first installed dsl on my hdd it didnt recognize my network card at all, then it wouldnt connect to the internet, but would recognize other systems on the lan and they would recognize it. Now if only I could remember what I did to fix it.. It wasnt complex, thats all I can remember :/
Posted by Enmity on Nov. 13 2003,12:00
Same problem here
The loading screen even displays this:
No (insert NIC card related terminology) found
The strange thing is it works on Knoppix! Isn't DSL based on Knoppix?