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Configuring Wired Connection in Slackware[SOLVED]

Link to this post 02 Sep 11

Hi,
How can I configure my wired cable in Slackware to connect to internet.
The person came and setup in WIndows 7 and he configured, IP, gateway, DNS everything as" Obtain Automatically'

. I tried with , netconfig and pppoe-setup [ guess, both are going to do same thing].

I have user name, password and their nameserver.
Don't have gateway address.
BTW, connection is damn good fast than the Wireless USB modem.
So, how can I do the configuration in Slackware?

Link to this post 03 Sep 11

chekkizhar wrote:


The person came and setup in WIndows 7 and he configured, IP, gateway, DNS everything as" Obtain Automatically'

That means DHCP is used.

Check out:
http://www.slackware.com/config/network.php and:
http://www.slackbook.org/html/network-configuration.html

Link to this post 03 Sep 11

marc wrote:

[code]dhclient *ethX*[/code]

it is not showing anything, means waiting for some time then again giving the shell prompt.
Anyway I solved, just rebooted after "netconfig' .

Link to this post 03 Sep 11

asedt wrote:


That means DHCP is used.

ye, thats why I tried "netconfig" , instead of "ppp setup"

Check out:
http://www.slackware.com/config/network.php and:
http://www.slackbook.org/html/network-configuration.html

I have Slackbook . I referred that too.

Two things caused the problem,

1. ISP itself turned off for maintenance
2. After some timethey called me to tell that problem is fixed. So , I started my system. Then things started to work. [ I myself mentioned to restart the system in my article, its so funny I forgot what I have told to others.

Thanks Aron and Marc :-)

Link to this post 03 Sep 11

marc wrote:

[code]dhclient *ethX*[/code]

If I connected the UTP cable while booting, nothing is required to connect to net. [ If I disable on demand option and enabled always up option in config file]

But, if I plug the cable, after logged in, I really need this command to connect to internet.

Thanks Marc:)

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