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  1. #1
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    May 2004
    midwest usa

    SuSE 9.1 and DSL help???????

    I have just installed Suse 9.1 (succesfully) and it recognizes my ethernet card but doesn't see my DSL modem. I've tried to configure it thru Yast but I am a complete noob (blank slate) to (SuSE) Linux. If anyone could help me so I could set up my internet as I am an internet freak and I need to run Yast update. In XP I had the following info I had to set up my connection with:
    IP Address
    Subnet Mask
    Default Gateway
    DNS Primary
    DNS Alternate
    Since I am a noobie I also am not extremely confident with running command lines and all that stuff.
    Please help!

  2. #2
    I'm also trying to set up the network on my (newly installed) suse linux 9.1 machine. We already have a windows network with cable internet, we're trying to connect the linux computer to the existing network.

  3. #3
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    May 2004
    Oxford, UK
    You need a router if you're connecting other machine on a LAN and want those machine to access Internet. Some DSL modems function as routers as well, if that's the case then all your Internet packets need to be addressed to the modem, otherwise you need a hardware router or a computer that acts as a router. For example my DSL modem is also a router:

    DSL IP address:

    So to access Internet my machine has the following settings:

    IP address:
    Subnet mask:
    Default gateway:

    DNS is setup in the file "/etc/resolv.conf"

    athlon1000:/home/roman # cat /etc/resolv.conf
    #domain local


    athlon1000:/home/roman #

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    I have the linux machine connected to the router; that computer has built-in lan on the motherboard. I have an HP desktop (built-in ethernet) and an HP laptop (USB ethernet)--both running Win XP--already running a home network and sharing cable internet. I tried using Samba to add the workgroup but it gets stuck when I hit "browse". I've also tried adding the workgroup name directly with no luck. When I go to "DNS and Hostname" it appears to pick up the addresses from the router for the internet, but it still won't connect to the internet.

  6. #5
    I had the linux computer connecting to the router and getting into the router administration panel, but it still can't connect to the network or to the internet. I tried installing a lan card I knew worked, but that didn't help. I've switched cables with the laptop, but the laptop still connects just fine and the linux computer doesn't. I also reinstalled the OS and when it got to the "testing internet connection" it crapped out.

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