I'm new to Linux. I've just installed RedHat 7.1, but I'm having a problem connecting to the internet. I have a DSL account with no STATIC I.P. My main P.C is running XP-Pro and both computers are connected VIA Crossover cable.
The first night I set up the internet connection wizzard, I selected DSL and entered in the requested information (Connection Name, Username, & Pass). All worked fine that night, I could access everything, But then I shut down both systems & the DSL box and now I can't connect anymore.
I can see that my connection is active, but I can't get anything else?
Any thoughts & suggestions would be appriciated.
Can you run ifconfig (or /sbin/ifconfig) and post your results here?
I'll check when I get home, and post the info...
Thanks for the help.
Try www.roaringpenguin.com/pppoe if you are using pppoe ( ADSL )
I'll check it out.
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Ok so I did ifconfig and here are the results.
Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:188.8.131.52
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:48 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 fram:0
TX packets:48 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:3148 (3.0 kb) TX bytes:3148 (3.0 kb)
Well, that looks good for your loopback interface (lo), but I don't see a network card there (should have an entry for eth0).
When you boot, did you notice if it successfully brought up eth0? You can run 'dmesg' to see what was reported on your last boot. Anything about eth0??
Yes I know that eth0 is there.
The first time I set up the connection I used the (internet connection wizzard) XDSL and entered in my DSL connection information.
All worked fine for the first night. Everything worked. I was still connected when I shut down my main P.C., but since I rebooted my linux box, I haven't been able to connect. I checked the network configuration last night and it shows (eth0) and XSDL bellow it....
When you did the setup and it was working what account did you use? like root or a user ? What are you logged in as now that its not working?
Usually linux will give ownership rights to the account that did the install so another account may have problems trying to run it. i.e. if you installed it logged in as root but are logged in as usr "Bob", it may not work for "Bob" just fine for "root".
I was logged in as root when I set up the connection. Then I logged in as root again last night and it didn't work.
Could it be that it assigned a permanent IP address to conect to, but because I don't have a static I.P I can't connect. I mean I can see that the connection is there from my XP box
I don't know...