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Iīve been trying to troubleshoot my internet connection on my linux box, running mandrake 9.2. I am looking for some commands i can try to refresh my connection and try ...
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    Iīve been trying to troubleshoot my internet connection on my linux box, running mandrake 9.2. I am looking for some commands i can try to refresh my connection and try to get a new start for the connection. What i am doing now is disconnecting my switch and cable modem from their power, thus, when plugged back in, i get a new set of configuration for my system and it works again. I have the motorola cable modem and the CNET 8-port switch, and i think i need to get a hub to get all 3 computers logged to internet at the same time, neither device seems to give more than 2 ip addresses.

    What i need exactly is some steps so i donīt have to drop power for my devices, cause i know itīs not a good thing for electric devices to be turned off a lot, and every time i need my internet on linux, i need to unplugg my laptop, leave my brotherīs computer always connected, power down the switch and modem and then turn the computer on again. I mean, windows has the damn ipconfig thing and i can try to reinstall the software for the ethernet card, but i linux iīm afraid i canīt find these troubleshooting steps.

    Either way, i think i must get some kind of router cause i see the modem or switch donīt throw DHCP to more than 2 computers. Thanks for the help guys.

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    Re: Getting connection

    Quote Originally Posted by sheds
    I am looking for some commands i can try to refresh my connection and try to get a new start for the connection.

    the equivalent of win ipconfig/release and /renew

    Code:
    eth0 down
    Code:
    eth0 up
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    Re: Getting connection

    Quote Originally Posted by rong
    the equivalent of win ipconfig/release and /renew

    Code:
    eth0 down
    Code:
    eth0 up
    is that accross all distro's??

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    Re: Getting connection

    Quote Originally Posted by privatesniper
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    is that accross all distro's??
    Whoops! My apology but I only gave you part of the command!

    Should be:
    Code:
     ifconfig eth0 down
    and
    Code:
     ifconfig eth0 up
    I don't know if universal or not but probably.
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