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    No Internet following fresh install


    I have just completed a fresh install of Slackware after deciding to give it a try. Previously I have used Red Hat, Fedora, Debian, Mandrake and Susi. I seem to remember the other distros automatically configuring my cable broadband connection, however, Slackware has not. Could someone tell me how I go about configuring my cable broadband so I can access the net. Thanks for any help in advance.

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    try "netconfig"

    Good luck

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    What is listed for your nic when you hit it with ifconfig?
    Code:
    ifconfig eth0
    What happens when you ping yourself?
    Code:
    /sbin/ping -c 3 127.0.0.1
    \"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.\"
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    Quote Originally Posted by atko View Post
    I have just completed a fresh install of Slackware after deciding to give it a try. Previously I have used Red Hat, Fedora, Debian, Mandrake and Susi. I seem to remember the other distros automatically configuring my cable broadband connection, however, Slackware has not. Could someone tell me how I go about configuring my cable broadband so I can access the net. Thanks for any help in advance.

    sometimes having an auto detect internet settings c/o your distro has good and bad advantages. .

    good: no need to configure.. surf at once
    bad: you fail to learn the "howtos"

    just solved my same situation as yours (in another thread) i am using slackware12.0 --planning to change it to 13.0 (soon..or just wait for 14 perhaps)

    but i am using DSL. .

    have you tried doing pppoe-setup?
    P4 1.8, 1G DDR ram, 64mb GF2 MX400, 80G WD and 40G Maxtor, ECS mobo. Playing XP,Slack 12.0 and Vector Linux 5.8 GOLD, STD 6.0 Zenwalk 4.6.1, OpenBSD 3.9

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