Internet connection in Linux
Posted on 2004-04-17
I am trying to completely ditch Windows and switch to Linux, but I am having problems trying to connect to the internet in Linux. First, here's what I have...
Toshiba Satellite A45-S250 - has a built-in Ethernet connection and Atheros Wireless Lan connection. I have a cable internet connection with a Linksys cable modem that is connected to a Linksys Wireless router - I am currently accessing the internet through the wireless router connection.
I can connect fine on Windows both on the wireless connection and the Ethernet connection, but I can't do either within Linux. I downloaded Fedora Core and tried setting up the Ethernet connection, but it kept telling me it couldn't activate the "eth0" connection, and didn't even acknowledge the existence of the wireless connection. Today I bought SuSe 9.0 and installed it. It does recognize both the Ethernet and wireless connections, but I can't do anything with them - it keeps saying it can't find any network. Is there just some obvious (obvious to an expert at least...) step I'm missing - a way to tell the system which network connection to use?