[Wolves] FW: Netwoking linux to router

sparkes sparkes at westmids.biz
Tue Dec 23 19:03:52 GMT 2003

On Tue, 2003-12-23 at 17:20, Aquarius wrote:
> Steve Ruffles spoo'd forth:
> > Can I ask a techie question?
> > Have home network (windows)connects through Netgear broadband
> > router/modem/wifi thing to internet. Has lan ports and I'd like to stick my
> > Redhat 8.1 machine onto router - not sure where to start. Still at stage
> > where I can only see these things as a windows user. Can anyone help please?
> Bear with me: your Windows machine plugs directly into the router, yes?
> And you want to also plug your RedHat box directly into the router?
> If so, then you need to plug it in, and then tell it that its default
> gateway is the router, and That Should Be It. RedHat people, how do you
> configure a default gateway? Debian does it in
> /etc/network/interfaces.
try and check it manually to see if the redhat box is happy.
you need to know the ip of the router and the netmask used on your

if your network card is already set up with a valid ip you can skip this

ifconfig eth0 (or another free ip)

route add default gw (or whatever ip)
then ping www.google.com should show if you are connected to the net.

As another debian user I can't be sure how to set up the network so it
works at every boot but this should allow you to test it until reboot.


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