[Fedora-marketing-list] lan setup for fedora core 5
Paul W. Frields
stickster at gmail.com
Tue Oct 17 02:56:48 UTC 2006
On Thu, 2006-10-05 at 07:25 -0700, wayne bollman wrote:
> I NEED ASSISTANCE OR INSTRUCTION ON SETTING UP A LOCAL AREA NETWORK
> CONNECTION WHERE MY INTERNET ACCESS IS A BROADBAND CABLE CONNECTION
> WHICH IS ALWAYS ON, AND I HAVE 2 OTHER SYSTEMS CONNECTED ON WHICH
> WINDOWS XP PROFESSIONAL ARE INSTALLED. I USE AN ETHERNET ROUTER AND I
> HAVE THE SYSTEM WITH FEDORA CORE 5 ALL CONNECTED UP, AND ALL LIGHTS
> ARE GREEN ON MY CABLE MODEM AND THE ETHERNET ROUTER.
> ANY ADVICE OR ASSISTANCE WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED, SINCE I NEED
> THIS SETUP FOR A COURSE ON UNIX/LINUX IN WHICH I AM ENROLLED AT RICH
> MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE IN MENA, ARKANSAS.
> THANK YOU,
> WAYNE E. BOLLMAN
Thanks for your question. When people ask them it's usually considered
polite to type in lower case letters so it doesn't look like you're
"shouting." Just a tip for your future use -- now on to your question.
If your Ethernet router offers DHCP services, configuration is just a
few steps. (If you were able to install Windows XP without providing
any extra information, that is probably the case.) Select "System ->
Administration -> Network" from the Fedora Core 5 system's main menu,
and provide the root password at the prompt. Then:
1. Select your Ethernet card in the dialog box.
2. Select "Edit."
3. Select "Activate device when computer starts."
4. Select "Automatically obtain IP address settings with:" and "dhcp."
5. Select "Automatically obatin DNS information from provider."
6. Select "OK."
7. Hit Ctrl+S to save, and then Ctrl+Q to quit. Save the settings if
Now the interface will simply work.
If you had to provide configuration information for your Windows XP
boxes, like an IP address, network mask, and gateway address, you can do
that through the same dialog in the indicated boxes. However, most
routers include a built-in DHCP server so that may not be required.
Good luck, best wishes, and please feel free to visit
http://fedoraforum.org with additional questions.
Paul W. Frields, RHCE http://paul.frields.org/
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