Configuring Internet Connection on Fedora Core

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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!
 

Didou

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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.
 

Phantasm66

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what happens if you go into system settings, network?

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

Didou

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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 ?
 
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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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