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  1. #1

    Network connection works but no the internet.

    I Have backtrack 4 installed along with a XP. I boot into linux and try to connect to the internet and it does not work. I am able to ping the IP addy of the modem and can ping other c0mputers 0n the netw0rk.

    At first Eth0 was not working so I manually assigned a IP and a net mask. I was then able to ping the routers IP and other c0mputers. But when I try to ping a website I get no reply.

    Any help would be great, I am noob at linux so any simple stuff may have been overlooked.

  2. #2
    Linux Guru
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Tucson AZ
    Is this a wired connection or wireless?

    What is the output of ifconfig -a (run it as root user)?

    What have you done to try to configure? What error messages, if any?

  3. #3
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    Evil Empire
    seems you got no dns or gateway settings. Do you have DHCP server in your network? Anyway, need to see your ifconfig output.

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    Sorry guys was a very easy fix after hours of grind I finally retried the command route add default gw 192..... (for the tenth time) this time it recognized ip belonging to the device. It was confusing me because I was able to ping the gateway but not configure it to a table.

    musta been my clumsy fingers making some sort of typo every time I typed in the command or lady luck is on my friends back, because as soon as he walked in it worked.

    Thanks for the attempted help, I will remember to post more info next time.

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