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OK This morning I just installed Linux Mandrake 8.1..
Then I got in.. No internet.. Damn what a start for my day..
How can I fix this?
I've tried configurating the network settings..
I went into the Control Panel.. Network>Connections
Clicked on my ethernet that was running @home cable connection and clicked configuration...
I got in..
I selected Cable Connection
For the first option I left the gateway how it was and checked DHCP leavin the IP area blank so it can auto detect..
Then it asked me for its hostname.. I don't know if I typed that in right but I typed in my computer name giving to me..
Then it said it simply had to restart the network.. Just to be sure I rebooted and came back in no luck!..
11-16-01, 08:12 AM
Well from what I can tell you've done that correctly, except you don't need to fill in the gateway.
Type /sbin/lsmod and see if your network card module is loaded.
I don't have much experience with @home and linux, but from what I've heard al you should need to do is set your hostname like you did and set dhcp.
Whatever you do, don't READ the book. It won't help you at all. Try here:
they have good forums. Although you do have to read to find the answers.
Ok, I have spent the last 4 weeks trying to get all kinds of different network connections working, but every time I have eather a winmodem or a bad nic, or a nic not supported.
You already know how to get to control center, then to network connections. The screen is split top and bottom, the top half being internet connection and the bottom network connection.
One of the really cool things in mandrake is that you can set up different profiles. Make a new profile like "cable" or something. Then down at the bottom you will see a button that says expert, click that. Then go through the network config, the first or second screen will have an option for auto-detect, click that then next. The next screen (if it finds your adapter correctly) will ask about the network, click DHCP, then next. there are a few more screens of nothing, on the host screen, give your computer a uniqe name, then on the screen that asks if the network needs restarted, click yes, then next (*NOTE you do not need to restart the computer, it will restart the network if you click yes). then you are done with that. back on the main screen you should see your adapter show up on the lower half. If not there is a button that showed up when you clicked on expert, select that and go through that.
On the top half is the internet connection. click connect, and network monitor should start, you will be able to tell instantly if it is seeing network traffic or not. when you are connected that button will say "disconnect" instead of "connect". Hope you understood all that, sorry I am in kind of a rush.
I did that.. on the first attempt..
:/ then I hit connect said NO CONNECTION!!!! fs!
11-24-01, 10:17 PM
have you had a sucessfull connection in another OS with this same NIC? I dont know about your ISP, but in my area, Comcast senses the MAC address of my network card at their central office. If i try connecting with a different NIC, i have to call them up and convince them that i upgraded my NIC and will they please set the MAC to xxxx....
11-24-01, 10:46 PM
I kinda had the same thing..
for some reason my rogers@home DHCP takes forever to assign my IP, sometimes 5 mins sometimes 1 hour. sometimes more..
but eventually it does work..
I'm using Gnome...
what does your log say? does your NIC work at all? details pls
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