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  1. #1

    New Install: Network Failure


    My computer connected to the internet fine when running off the CD (prior to install), but now can't use the network. In network servers it can see "Windows Network", but there's nothing in it. I'm running Dapper Drake.

    Sorry, I'm a bit new to Linux, and don't know appropriate commands to fiddle around with it.

    Any ideas?
    Many thanks,


  2. #2
    There's a number of commands and files you can look at.
    Will show you what interfaces are up.
    ifdown eth0
    ifup eth0
    Will take the interface eth0 (usually your network card) down and back up.
    The file:
    Contains the details for each network interface. You'll most likely want a DHCP setup, so you'd want a line like this:
    iface eth0 inet dhcp
    Your hostname is stored in
    The first thing you should do is ifconfig, and post the results. Also, what kind of network do you have?

  3. #3


    Thanks for your help- the problem seems to have been with my Davicom ethernet adapter- I found a solution at

    Many thanks,


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