[Coco] Linux box needs ethernet connection to router/web/LAN
mannslists at invigorated.org
Tue Apr 24 05:09:27 EDT 2007
Roger Taylor wrote:
> As some of you might know, I have never gotten any Red Hat Linux version
> I've owned connected to the web or to another computer. In other words,
> the main feature of Linux (networking) has yet to work for me.
> Can someone walk me through the steps they would take from scratch for
> making Red Had 9 ready to connect to a router and on the web?
Why do you need to use RedHat 9? Can you upgrade to a Fedora Core? Or
better yet, IMNSHO, can you upgrade to Ubuntu? ;)
Feisty Fawn (Ubuntu 7.04), which was just released, had good support for
wireless but it depends on which wireless card your using as well. (This
goes for any distro.) All I had to do with my unsupported card is
install Ndiswrapper + the Winders driver and then Network Manager
worked. With Edgy Eft (Ubuntu 6.10), I had to do the Ndiswrapper stuff
/and/ compile Network Manager, which was a royal pain in the arse.
> I've got etc/hosts set with hostname = localhost
> Is that correct?
Although it was setup by the install script, I don't have that line in
my /etc/hosts. The relevant part of my script reads:
> mannequin at emil:~$ cat /etc/hosts
> 127.0.0.1 localhost
> 127.0.1.1 emil
'emil' being my laptop's name.
> The eth0 device I think is set to use IRQ7. The PC has a PCI ethernet
> card called Network Everywhere or something like that, the one Walmart
> used to sell for about $20. It has always worked flawlessly for Windows
I believe that Network Everywhere is cheap Linksys. I seem to remember
something like that for something I bought at Wally World about a year
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