chrispbacon wrote:Having installed Mint 4.0 yesterday, and being completly new to Mint, I have no connection to the net at all, with any programs, so have not even been able to update yet.
I have a dual boot (XP and mint 4.0)my XP connects as usual, my Router is Netgear DG 834 GT(wireless) But is connected to my desktop with ethernet(wireless is only used for my Nokia N800)
My Mint desktop shows the two blue screens for connection, and the Padlock is in "broken" condition, when I click on the connection, manual setting comes up, I have tried all settings from my Router, mac address, etc, and my network type is PPPoA.
That's about all I can tell you, I never have any probs with W*****s connection (sorry didn't mean to swear !)
Any help would be gratefully accepted, I have searched for a similar problem on this site, but have come to the conclusion that you cannot generalise on connection problems, and I cannot find this exact problem on here.
Thank you and regards.
sudo ifconfig -a
chrispbacon wrote:Mike, many thanks for your response, my typed reply.
eth 0 link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:IE:OB:AA:E3:00
Inet Addr: 194:164:236:188 Bcast:194:164:236:255 Mask:255:255:255:0
up BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 METRIC:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overrun Frame:0
RX bytes:0(0.0 b) TX bytes:0(0.0 b)
lo link encap:local loopback
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:74 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:74 errors:0dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:6316(6.1kb) TX bytes:6316(6.1kb)
I hope this will help you
Thanks again and regards.
sudo dhclient eth0
sudo ifconfig -a
sudo gedit /etc/network/interfaces
chrispbacon wrote:Mike, thanks for your reply, I am afraid to say that I cant see how to copy to clipboard, and then paste reply back here if I cannot connect! Sorry to sound so thick, but I am doing all this on Windows of course!
I can tell you that "sudo gedit" gave me this.
iface eth0 inet static
chrispbacon wrote:Mike just to update you on my Mint problem, I have reluctantly called in my mate (a director of my Internet provider)to come and sort my problem as I am out of my depth with Linux, especially as I have not been able to use it yet, but to just look at things to familiarise myself with the way things work, and with the printed 86 page official user guide I am sure I would have got to grips with the new system quite quickly.
However as I have not been able to connect at all and my Mint is going to be way out of date I'm sure, and as I have had no input on my router settings at all, I am going to leave the connection problem for my mate to sort as soon as he can get to me.
I would like to thank you again for trying to help me and I am sure more help will be needed in the near future with other problems, and it is good to know that there are people out there that will help, I am sure that Linux is the way to go for people that want to get away from the dreaded M*******t.
iface lo inet loopback
iface eth0 inet dhcp
chrispbacon wrote:Mike further to my last message, I figured out your instructions, and altered the file as per your instructions, and clicked "save"
I then looked at the manual config settings, and as expected the box simply had "properties automatic DHCP", with no other boxes filled at all, but I still cannot connect.
chrispbacon wrote:Mike I have not altered the router settings, and i did as you said exactly, if I go back in now the correct entry still shows (as I altered it) 4 lines of text with a gap of one line between the second and third line.
sudo dhclient eth0
chrispbacon wrote:Mike I just had an idea, could I take screen shot of my router settings from windows, and mail it to you to study? And can I mail to your web site as on here?
chrispbacon wrote:Mike image will be with you in about a minute, but just to remind you I have one computer (desktop) and am dual booting XP with Mint, I do not plug my Linux machine in. The other machine I use is a hand held Nokia N800 (linux) and I use this to connect to Windows through my Wireless router, so only this needs the wireless that router gives, the dual booting desktop is wired (same router)
chrispbacon wrote:Mike here you go.Microsoft(R) Windows DOS
(C)Copyright Microsoft Corp 1990-2001.
Windows IP Configuration
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.100
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1