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Okay not only am I a newb at linux but also networkin. This isnt a good combo when im tryin to set up internet in linux. First off I have ...
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- 09-22-2004 #1
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walk me through setting up an internet connection
Okay not only am I a newb at linux but also networkin. This isnt a good combo when im tryin to set up internet in linux. First off I have verizon dsl (in pa if thats needed 4 any reason). Then I get the westell wirespeed modem with a linksys(model BEFW1154) connected through my computer via ethernet. Now as knowin a bit about windows I go into network connections and view the status of my connection I'm on now. It tells me ......
Address type: assigned by DHCP
Knowing this I boot up my mandrake 9.0(yes outdated but I'm stuck with it untill I get a new cd burner) I go into the control panal thing and open up the network connections into the wizard.
The wizard says...
1) Connection type
I check adsl and lan (I think)
d)wirespeed usb or sumthin like that (I forget the exact item)
3)Ask me if I have any other ethernet card things and I click no
IP address(i put 192.168.1.100) the internal ip or should I put the IP 2 my router (188.8.131.52)
Netmask: I'm assuming this is 255.255.255.0
Auto IP should I click this or not
5)Ask me my hostname
I went to www.ipchicken.com and it said sumthin like this under name address
is this it?
then it asks to set up proxies
I have no clue on how to find these or configure these so I leave them blank.
Sorry for asking so many questions but I hate windows and wanna learn linux but its hard without an internet connection in linux. Any input would be appreciated and thanks for whoever actually read my whole post.
- 09-23-2004 #2
1) Choose LAN
2) Choose DHCP
4) Auto-IP (this *should* be checked already)
5) Set your hostname to whatever you want it to be. This is basically the name of your computer."Time is an illusion. Lunchtime, doubly so."
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