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    Need Help With Red Hat 9 Networking


    im a new user on the forums and to linux. ive only played around with knoppix a little and installed red hat 9. thats how much i know at this point about linux.

    my problem is that i cant get online on my computer running red hat. i managed to install my nic, but i cant get online. i can connect to my router, but nothing outside of it. i tried running the /sbin/route -en commands and cat /etc/resolve.conf but nothing happens. i must not be doing it right. any help would be appreciated, because i dont wanna go back to my crashing 3 times a day windows xp.

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    Re: Need Help With Red Hat 9 Networking

    Quote Originally Posted by crack3rjack
    my problem is that i cant get online on my computer running red hat. i managed to install my nic, but i cant get online. i can connect to my router, but nothing outside of it. i tried running the /sbin/route -en commands and cat /etc/resolve.conf but nothing happens. i must not be doing it right. any help would be appreciated, because i dont wanna go back to my crashing 3 times a day windows xp.
    Does your PC obtain an IP address via DHCP, or is it static? (Im talking about your PC, NOT your router/internet connection).

    If it is via DHCP, then your router should be able to provide the IP addresses of your DNS servers to the client machine (your PC), you will need to ensure that you have specified your ISP's DNS in your router's configuration.

    If you have a really **** router, or your PC has a static IP address, you will need to edit /etc/resolv.conf yourself, and add your ISP's nameservers like so:

    Code:
    nameserver 194.168.4.100
    nameserver 194.168.8.100
    Replacing the 194.xxxx IP addresses with the IP addresses of your own ISP's DNS servers.

    Jason

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