Newbie cant figure out how to connect to internet
Posted on 2005-04-27
I am a newbie with linux, and then i mean NEWBIE, really newbie, just installed it..
I run Mandrake 10.1 on an old p3 500, 128 ram
I just got a network card, SMC-1255TX-PF and installed it. It seemed like it was installed correctly by linux.
i have 2 routers, 1 zyxel 650 prestige and 1 cnet cnig 914 (this router is just used as a switch, no input in the wan plug)
Now to the question; When i try to assign dhcp, it seems like linux automaticaly detects the cnet router, and lets that assign the adress.
I tried setting up static adresses, and then i manage to get into the other routers web configuration, but i cant connect to the internet. Please help me here, this works like a charm in windows, (no problems at all with the cnet router, it works like a switch, like it should do)
And remember, i am newbie to linux, i have been using it for a couple of hours max, so please be accurate when posting answers :)