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.