Fedora n00b. When I boot to the desktop - should it auto DHCP and pick up ip settings auto?



I had an old version and it didnt minutes ago, Im nuking it now.  Anyway Ive the latest distro downloaded and burning to dvd now.

When I install it ...... (in an hour ).....  what advice have you?

Goal - a Samba setup to on a MS worgrroup.











fcekAsked:
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WBGamesConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Yes it should , its set to DHCP by default.

Open a terminal and type ifconfig and see if your NIC card is installed ... see if you have an eth0 ,  might be that your card didnt get installed but id be suprised.... but yes it is dhcp by default
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fcekAuthor Commented:


I found the terminal and did that  ifconfig - after trying ipconfig a few times :-)

I can ping google !  
So I put in 209.85.143.99 not www.google.ie 
The page appears but when I do a search its gone agian.

I set in opendns setting and will reboot and see what happens.

208.67.222.222
208.67.220.220

I will re boot now.
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fcekAuthor Commented:

Just getting some updates before I restart ......... updates is working.
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fcekAuthor Commented:


for what ever reason it wasnt picking up dns.  open dns got it to work.
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WBGamesCommented:
Ipconfig , i feel u there eheh :P

Not sure which distribution you have but some older versions had static adress for DNS , for the add/remove feature....

Happy it works .

Enjoy! :)

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