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> Configuring Network, Cant get the internet to work
post May 13 2004, 05:09 PM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?

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Hi im a noob...

Please Help me...

I booted Knoppix 3.4 ( live from cd )

Im having problems getting the internet to work. When i load it up i go to Network Card Configure and hit yes to the popup box thats says DCHP or something and i then go to mozzila but it tell me that it cannot resolve the webpage...

I have a P4 2.2 , 512 Ram, Intel Mobo (D845EBG2) and the network card is integrated it seem to detect the card but i dono if its something to do with drivers.
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post May 14 2004, 07:08 AM
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Its GNU/

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What kind of a connection do you have to the internet?

Is that linux box directly connected ?

Or is it connected to a WinXP (or some other WIndows) computer that has some kind of a internet connection?

You need to enter the default gateway and the DNS server in order to be able to view webpages and download stuff.

You can do this in console once your linux computer is up and running.

the first command is


it should show something like this
[root@demon root]# route
Kernel IP routing table
Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use Iface    *        U     0      0        0 eth0       *            U     0      0        0 lo
default         UG    0      0        0 eth0

as you can see my default gw (the computer with the shared internet connection is)

so if you don't have this line, you can add it by typing

route add default gw (this is example, you should use the ip adress of your gateway computer)

the DNS (name resolution = transform names such as to ip adresses [xxx.yyy.zzz.www]
can be set under

you can use vi to edit this file
cd /etc
vi resolv.conf

press i to modify stuff, then enter the nameserver (you must use a different DNS server, just check what does your winxp (or other windows) computer use.
Once you are done editing press ESC , then type :w then ENTER, then type :q then type ENTER.

And it should work.

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