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hi, i'm a total linux newb and i'm having problems accessing the internet with linux. i tried using netconfig to configure my ip address, dhcp gateway, and my subnet mask, ...
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    help with netconfig


    hi, i'm a total linux newb and i'm having problems accessing the internet with linux. i tried using netconfig to configure my ip address, dhcp gateway, and my subnet mask, and i have no luck. any help could be appreciated, thanks.

    this is what i have from ipconfig:

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : what-dd7cb8280e
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : Belkin

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Belkin
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethe
    rnet NIC
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-13-D3-22-21-21
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.35
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Friday, May 04, 2007 11:56:27 AM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, January 18, 2038 8:14:07 PM

    i am using slackware 11.0 with linux kernel 2.4.33.3, and my ISP is comcast but i am behind a belkin router

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    netconfig

    Hi.Hope this fixes ur problem.Firstly are you connected to your router with ethernet or usb?If its usb you will need linux drivers that work with your router.If its ethernet (the best way) run netconfig and answer as follows:

    1.enter hostname --what ever u want
    2.enter domain --again what u want e.g blah.org
    3.use dhcp
    4.set dhcp hostname --leave blank
    5.yes to accept
    6.reboot

    This works for me and I am behind a realtek router.

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