Solved

Setup LAN on a Mandrake 8.2 Linux box

Posted on 2002-05-09
6
224 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-15
I am having issues with setting up my Mandrake box to the Linksys router that I recently purchased.  I have a DSL connection and an OSX box that is running and happy on the router already.

I go through the helpful wizard thingy but that never works.

I tried setting stuff up in netconf but as my understanding of Linux is still rather small, not much luck their either.

Tried DHCP and static IP but having issues either way. When I attempt to ping the router, it tells me that it cant find the host.

This is likely a rather simple question, but if I find out its more complicated than it appears, I will gladly raise the points.

thanks
- rob
0
Comment
Question by:taftman
  • 4
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:st_steve
Comment Utility
First, can you ping yourself? 127.0.0.1? And if you can ping yourself, can you ping the IP Address of the router? If you can ping using IP Address, then you might have to edit the /etc/resolv.conf file to put in your DNS server addresses. Or put in a permanent route to the router so that it'll find it everytime.
0
 

Author Comment

by:taftman
Comment Utility
I have tried to ping the router with no luck.  I'll post more info tonight after I get home.

- rob
0
 

Author Comment

by:taftman
Comment Utility
I just pinged myself and it worked.
- rob
0
Top 6 Sources for Identifying Threat Actor TTPs

Understanding your enemy is essential. These six sources will help you identify the most popular threat actor tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs).

 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
st_steve earned 100 total points
Comment Utility
You better check the network cabling then. If you can ping yourself, but not the router, then it can mean a few things. First, physical fault. That's what I would check first, the physical cabling. You can ping yourself because TCP/IP is already initialised.

Second, are the two boxes on the same subnet? Since one is a router, I would say it is.

Have you tried adding a route manually and see if it can ping the router? Using "route add" command on the Linux box. If the ping says "Destination host unreacheable" that usually means the default gateway is not set up correctly.
0
 

Author Comment

by:taftman
Comment Utility
Heres the funny part, it was a bad ethernet cable the whole time.  When I plugged in a different one, it just worked without a hitch.  So my settings were pretty alright, it was just a bad cable.

I'll reward "st_steve" with the 100 points anyways, thanks for your help and god bless.

- rob
0
 

Author Comment

by:taftman
Comment Utility
Very helpful, willing to try when it seemend nobody else would. Thanks.
0

Featured Post

How to run any project with ease

Manage projects of all sizes how you want. Great for personal to-do lists, project milestones, team priorities and launch plans.
- Combine task lists, docs, spreadsheets, and chat in one
- View and edit from mobile/offline
- Cut down on emails

Join & Write a Comment

Network Interface Card (NIC) bonding, also known as link aggregation, NIC teaming and trunking, is an important concept to understand and implement in any environment where high availability is of concern. Using this feature, a server administrator …
rdate is a Linux command and the network time protocol for immediate date and time setup from another machine. The clocks are synchronized by entering rdate with the -s switch (command without switch just checks the time but does not set anything). …
Learn how to navigate the file tree with the shell. Use pwd to print the current working directory: Use ls to list a directory's contents: Use cd to change to a new directory: Use wildcards instead of typing out long directory names: Use ../ to move…
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.

763 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

6 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now