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# 1  
Old 07-23-2001
Data i can't get on the internet

hello Smilie

i have just installed linux mandrake 7.1 and i've been trying to get help EVERYWHERE!! i can't get on the internet.

it dials the modem and connects but when i try and go 2 any web pages it gets no further than looking for the server.

plleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease help

thanks, mipsy Smilie
# 2  
Old 07-23-2001
Can you give us more information? Are you using a ppp-on script? Are you using wvdial to connect?

Also, what is in your /etc/resolv.conf file? Anything? The right things? Are you trying to browse with Netscape? Lynx?
# 3  
Old 07-24-2001
Try to nslookup/ping/telnet/ftp to some websites/ftpsites ... if thus works and you just cannot browse than check if you need a proxy-server ... check the references from your provider
# 4  
Old 07-24-2001
Check your log after you connected to internet (using ppp-on script?).

Also post output of "route -n" (after connected)


My doubt is pppd can't set defaultroute.

# 5  
Old 07-24-2001
i think i know what the probleme is now. i have a feeling that the IP address in /etc/resolv.conf are incorrect but i don't know how i find out what they are meant to be.

mipsy
# 6  
Old 07-24-2001
call your service provider. also if you are having a problem with named (DNS) do a search for nslookup or bind.

I know that topic was well coverd about a week or so ago.
# 7  
Old 07-25-2001
hmmmm yes well... i got the ip address and tryed to connect again but it made no difference. this time i decided to have a look at resolv.conf wile i was still on the internet and i noticed that kppp had disabled "domain line one". is this normal? what should i do, i tearing my hair out!! Smilie

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