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we live in New Zealand we have XP connected to the internet we have 7 computers connected to the LAN but NO WAY can we get our Mandrake Linux machine ...
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    Can't connect to internet or LAN


    we live in New Zealand we have XP connected to the internet
    we have 7 computers connected to the LAN but NO WAY can we get our
    Mandrake Linux machine on to the internet through the LAN
    We have tried every possible configuration but the one that works

    Our eyse are bloud shot and we are in tears

    Can any one help Does linux suck, or are we idiots ???

    If you can help will marry you, or be your buttler

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    LOL.
    are you using DCHP to assign each of yr computers' an IP?

    Try delete the lan card driver, or take it out the lan card, reboot, till harddrake confirm its removal, reboot again, turn it off, then replug back the lan card to the machine. finally reinstall it by harddrake.

    Dunno If this could help or not! LOL :o

    Good luck to ya mates!
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    In any other case, could you post the output of "/sbin/ifconfig -a" and "route -n"?

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    So ? what does this mean ?

    This would be so easy if we only knew how to do it? [/img]

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    It means that the network card isn't being used at all. How have you configured it?
    First of all, are you using DHCP to get an IP address, or are you using static addresses? In any case, use Mandrake's network configuration tool to configure the card properly.

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    Just tell me step-by-step how to set up my high-speed internet and my LAN on my linux computer. I dont understand any of that stuff u just said.

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    Sorry, but I haven't used Mandrake, so I can't do that. Let's hope that someone else who has Mandrake sees this thread and can help you.

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    Re: Can't connect to internet or LAN

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinClancy

    Can any one help Does linux suck, or are we idiots ???
    You know what sucks ??? The fact that John Mitchell did not select Christian Cullen!!!

    Probably will not make sense for non-kiwis

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    perhaps my recommendation was not a good idea, I noe it sounded a pain in the neck, but have you tried that out? see the reason? the network card just wasn't installed properly!

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    From your screen shot, we can see your ethernet card ( eth0 ) has no IP address assigned to it. Have a look at the "lo" interface and you'll see
    Code:
    inet addr:127.0.0.1
    which tells you your lo (loopback) interface has an address of 127.0.0.1

    You need to assign an address to your ethernet card. If you are using DHCP, try

    Code:
    # dhcpcd eth0
    Tell us what happens after that. Also check the output of ifconfig and see if your eth0 has been assigned an IP address.

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