Joined: July 2007
||Posted: July 28 2007,15:34
Hello, I'm back.
I have tryed that ifconfig line that you suggestted but unfortunately only got this respoonse
SIOCGIFFLAGS: No such device
I did try replacing eth0 with eth1 and 2 in case the adaptor had been IDed oddly but with the same results.
Is the IP address you gave in your example important or is it an example to replace with what my router shoud have issued? I have tryed both ways but with the same results.
I then try "ifconfig" with no further arguments so see if it gave a sytax reminder but got an output starting as follows
lo Link encap:Local loopback
inet addr: 127.0.0.1 Mask: 255.0.0.0
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
Then some stuf about packets, errors, Byets, etc that were all 0.
I have had another scour of the Wiki and found the following
article which I missed before as it seemed to be about installation. Some of the first part mentions "ifconfig" -- is this what I am trying to do?
Just for backgroung. My ISP issues a fixed WAN IP. My router collects this form their servers and does NAT. It issues a local IP for the ethernet port by DHCP but this is always the same as I only have one PC connected. Windows picks this up by DHCP also the subnet mask. The router handles DNS.
Hope this is't too confusing -- I am still rather "week" on networking after moving on from dial-up.