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configuring redhat to work with my router

dontfollowme
Dabbler
Posts: 15
Registered: 19-08-2007

configuring redhat to work with my router

I have just today installed Redhat 9 with all the default settings. I added my intel NIC which it autodetected without any trouble. I can't seem to work out how to connect to the internet. My router is made by etec and during bootup linux reports OK when bring up interface eth0. Any ideas?
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configuring redhat to work with my router

By default redhat linux expects its IP address to be assigned using a DHCP server.

You have one of two choices.

1: If your router provides a DHCP server, enable it.

From redhat, you can then disable and re-enable the network interface (or simpler, type "service network restart" in a root console).

2: Specify the values directly.

This can usualy be assigned in the files located under "/etc/sysconfig/net*"
dontfollowme
Dabbler
Posts: 15
Registered: 19-08-2007

configuring redhat to work with my router

Thanks for the reply. I just got it sorted by specifying the values directly which I did before but used the wrong values. I just have to adapt to doing things in a non ms now like installing software :S