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I have a Dell Inspirion 3500 Laptop with Mandrake 7.0 which is networked to a WinXP server via a 3com Megahertz LAN card. i had internet on the computer before ...
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    EEK! sudden network failure!


    I have a Dell Inspirion 3500 Laptop with Mandrake 7.0 which is networked to a WinXP server via a 3com Megahertz LAN card. i had internet on the computer before when it was a dual boot with Mandrake and Win98 but upon seeing that i had internet and could function without Windows i reinstalled Mandrake and completely wiped out my Fat32 partition. after i had mandrake set up i reistalled my network tools (name ISC's DHCP software.). i ran dhclient in order to get assigned an IP as i did before in the dual boot and it looked to work. when netscape did not run i tried it again and the thing said "no active leases (on the IP adress) in database----sleeping". needless to say internet didn't work at all after this. i installed all the stock mandrake DHCP rpm's and tried again but to no avail. i tried setting my DNS gateway, which didn't work before, and it was no different this time. alas, i am at a total loss as to what i might be doing wrong, any help would be GREATLY apreciated.

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    do you have a DHCP Server on your local network?

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    Hey HEX,

    Try this out:

    1. Uninstall all the DHCP CRAP from your Mandrake.

    2. Set the IPs of your Windows and Linux Boxes Manually.

    Windows:
    IP: 192.168.1.1
    Netmask: 255.255.255.0

    Linux:
    IP: 192.168.1.2
    Netmask: 255.255.255.0
    Gateway: 192.168.1.1

    3. Your Boxes SHOULD be in Network NOW.
    NEVER stop/pause Journey of Learning -Travelling Soldier ( Me )

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    i tried setting IP's manually when i had the fat32 partition but the server wouldn't recognize the box unless it got the adress from DHCP. and yes there is DHCP on the network.

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