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Configuring Internet Connection on Fedora Core

By broli929
Nov 29, 2004
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  1. Hi!

    I'm new in the world of Linux and do not know how to set up an internet connection on Fedora Core 3, running KDE GUI.

    please help

    thanks!
  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    It will be quite hard for us to help in any way if we do not have more information about your system & your Internet connection.
  3. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 6,504   +6

    what happens if you go into system settings, network?

    do you see a network card marked active under the devices tab?
  4. broli929

    broli929 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you for replying,
    regarding the information you have requested, what kind of information do you need about my system? i said that i have Linux Fedora 3 and i am currently using KDE GUI. I am running it on an AMD 2800+ but i don't think that is much important...regarding my internet connection, i am trying to set up an ADSL connection using an network card. The modem i am using is an Alcatel Home.
    i tried to use the Internet Configuration Wiz but didn't manage to do much. My network card seems to be activated.
  5. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    When you are running on Windows, does your ADSL modem provide your computer with an IP adress at every boot (DHCP) or do you specify the information in a static manner yourself ?

    If your modem does indeed run a DHCP server, you simply need for your network card to be started at bootup. First thing you should try is to look at the state of your network card. You can do this with the following commands :

    dmesg | grep eth (this command will print the lines concerning your network device printed during the boot process)
    /sbin/ifconfig (this command will show you the state of the network device(s))

    Could you post the results of those commands here ?
  6. broli929

    broli929 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hey Didou!
    yes, modem provides my computer an IP everytime i boot.

    and here are the results for those commands you suggested:

    [broli@10 ~]$ dmesg|grep eth
    divert: not allocating divert_blk for non-ethernet device lo
    divert: allocating divert_blk for eth0
    eth0: RealTek RTL8139 at 0xc000, 00:50:fc:e1:50:37, IRQ 11
    eth0: Identified 8139 chip type 'RTL-8100B/8139D'
    divert: not allocating divert_blk for non-ethernet device sit0
    eth0: link up, 10Mbps, half-duplex, lpa 0x0000
    divert: not allocating divert_blk for non-ethernet device ppp0
    eth0: no IPv6 routers present
    divert: no divert_blk to free, ppp0 not ethernet
    divert: not allocating divert_blk for non-ethernet device ppp0
    divert: no divert_blk to free, ppp0 not ethernet
    divert: not allocating divert_blk for non-ethernet device ppp0
    divert: no divert_blk to free, ppp0 not ethernet
    divert: not allocating divert_blk for non-ethernet device ppp0
    divert: no divert_blk to free, ppp0 not ethernet

    [broli@10 ~]$ /sbin/ifconfig
    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:50:FC:E1:50:37
    inet addr:10.0.0.1 Bcast:10.255.255.255 Mask:255.0.0.0
    inet6 addr: fe80::250:fcff:fee1:5037/64 Scope:Link
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:651 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:182 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:39060 (38.1 KiB) TX bytes:15054 (14.7 KiB)
    Interrupt:11 Base address:0xc000

    lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
    inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
    RX packets:3401 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:3401 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:4365090 (4.1 MiB) TX bytes:4365090 (4.1 MiB)
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