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By stonebridge ·
I am connected to the Internet via Broadband and share the Internet ( wireless )among my kids (Windows vista)computers (2 to be specific). Recently I added another computer (Fedora) to the network using LAN card but I can't log on to the Internet. What am I doing wrong? Help!!!

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Fedora usually plays well

by deity_chooch In reply to Internet Problem

You say you are connecting wired to the router with the Fedora machine? That usually is set up with the installation of the Fedora distribution. If it's not working, I'd check a couple of things. First, see if your ethernet interface is up (`ifconfig`), if it is, check to see if you can ping an IP address. If you cannot ping your router's IP address, perhaps you do not have the route set in the box. You can check this with the `route -n` command -- you don't have to use the "n" switch, but I prefer to. This should show you your gateway address. The format looks like:

0.0.0.0 192.168.1.1 0.0.0.0 UG 0 0 0 eth0

That line means that all traffic not already specified (0.0.0.0) will pass to 192.168.1.1, the default gateway (UG) on your first ethernet interface. If you can ping an IP address, but not a DNS name, you need to check your resolver. The file is "/etc/resolv.conf" and should have a line similar to the following:

nameserver 192.168.1.1

This says to use your gateway as the DNS server. If none of this works, perhaps you are connected to eth1 instead of eth0? Or perhaps the module isn't loaded (it doesn't show up in `ifconfig` at all). In this case, you will need to know the type of NIC you have and load the appropriate module before you can bring the interface online. Also, the commands I have in tick marks should be typed in the terminal.

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forget it stonebridge

by sgt_shultz In reply to Internet Problem

once is enough

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How's that?

by -Q-240248 In reply to Internet Problem

How does one "log on to the Internet"? Try using a wireless card though in your fedora.
It could be that your wireless router is setup to be a wireless AP only and not a NAT router sort of thingy. You may have to register the wireless router's MAC address to the ISP...etc. There could be several issues. Check the IP your Fedora is getting (cmd line, ifconfig). Need more info maynard!

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