I am trying to setup my Red Hat Linux 9.0 box to connect to my DSL router.
I did the following , connected the Linux box to my router using the CAT 5 cable.
I ran netconfig on Linux and first tried to get IP automatically using DHCP , when i restart the machine (or do : service network start). I get the error : determining ip address for eth0 failed no link present ...check cable.
I then tried manually setting ip address....then i dont get any errors , but i cant ping the router or any other machine on the network. But i can ping the IP address i just assigned myself.
I have no clue what to do next... please help