I dial up it works but my internet won't work!

Okay, I'm running WinLinux on my computer, everything's running great now. I could use the internet under Windows 95, but not under WinLinux 2000!

I dial up to my internet service provider (Tyenet.com) and I put my username and password and phone number, it works.

But when i go into Netscape, it can't find any sites, not even the home page! Is there anything wrong? Help me!
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biardConnect With a Mentor Commented:
You probably have not set up DNS on your machine.  Go to the file /etc/resolv.conf and add lines of the form:

search domain.com
nameserver xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

replacing the x's with the ip address of the DNS server of your ISP and replacing domain.com with your isp's domain (no www).  They can give you this info.  You will likely have more than one, so multiple  nameserver lines of this form are fine.

Then run the following command:

ndc restart
nslookup www.experts-exchnage.com

It should return the ip address correctly.  If so, you are all set.  If it still doesn't work in netscape, then there is a problem with netscape.

For further info see:


The info here is generic to DNS, not specific to RedHat.

Good Luck.
jomysterAuthor Commented:
Adjusted points to 75
BTW, all of this must be done as root.
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jomysterAuthor Commented:
I don't have that file in my etc\resolv.conf there. Is resolv_c.{1M the same thing???
jomysterAuthor Commented:
I don't have the file etc\resolv.conf. Is etc\resolv_c.{1M the same thing??? Anyhow, I edited that file, I think it is what you were talking about because inside the file it said domain winlinux.net so well, thanks I guess.
It may be the same in winlinux.  Does it work?  If not make a file in /etc and call it resolv.conf.  Then put those lines in.
jomysterAuthor Commented:
what is my nameserver (the thing) What do I do If I don't have one??????
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