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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-27-2006, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
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i put Linux on one of my computers, just to check it out. i can't seem to get it to be online. i have cable internet, it has the ethernet card, but it wont activate it. my router shows the third computer, but, the computer acts like there is no internet to it? can anyone walk me through some steps of getting this taken care of, please

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-28-2006, 01:46 PM
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dhcp? does it have an ip address?
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-28-2006, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
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dhcp? does it have an ip address?

no, it is set up to automatically find it, so i don't know.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-28-2006, 09:36 PM
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paste:
ifconfig

If the computer has a good IP and can ping the gateway (router) then you may have a dns problem

Try and ping and outside ip addy, like, 4.2.2.1 , and see if you get a reply.

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