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Linuxhelp _ Technical Support _ Suse Connection Issues

Posted by: yakimasy Nov 12 2002, 10:09 AM

I am dual booting SUSE 8.0 with WIN XP pro - I can connect to the internet fine with win xp

I am unable to connect to the internet with SUSE

My computer is networked through a Linksys router and I am configuring SUSE DHCP - when I take the router out of the picture SUSE is able to obtain an ip, but I am still unable to browse - when I hook the router back up I am unable to obtain an ip and unable to browse

In both cases I am able to ping localhost

Posted by: chrisw Nov 12 2002, 10:20 AM

be sure your linksys router is setup to be a dhcp server so it can give your linux box an ip address....another thing...youll always be able to ping localhost so pinging localhost wont help in this situation...

Posted by: yakimasy Nov 12 2002, 10:24 AM

Just out of curiosity...would win xp be able to connect to the internet if the os was set dhcp and the router was not?

I know a lot about windows, but when it comes to Linux and Networking I am a sad newbie.

thanks

Posted by: chrisw Nov 13 2002, 09:02 AM

if win xp is set to dhcp and the router is not...then win xp wont be able to get an ip address to connect to the internet....
to fix your linux situation...you either need to set your router to serve out ip addresses and leave your linux box as dhcp or set give your linux
box a static ip address.

what do you mean by your router is not set to dhcp....you mean by
that the router wont give out ip addresses like a dhcp server would do..OR..that you have a ip assigned to you by your ISP for the WAN side of your router and that is DHCP

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