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#1 D_N_M

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 10:39 AM

Hello
i got an older laptop that had XP home but was so corrupt nothing would work.
so i decided to try and put a linux distro on it but only 2 would boot up successfully.
NimbleX (which i dont really like) and PCLinux (which is ok) but i cannot get i to connect to the net?
NimbleX connected with no problem. so i guess my question is how do i get PCLinux to connect?
I went to Utilities>internet setup>DSL>National Semiconductor>Automatic IP(BOOT/DHCP)>Get DNS from DHCP is already checked and Assign host name from DHCP address is also checked in the box>start connection at boot>do you want to start connection now? (i click yes) and it says that it connected successfully and to restart X which i did CTRL/ALT/Backspace
but when i open up the web browser it goes to PCLinux page and click on there link i get ( An error occurred while loading http://pclinusos.com Unknown host pclinux.com. I tried to enter www.google.com in the address bar and get the same error>

Any ideas as to what i am doing wrong? :thumbsup:
any help is always appreciated

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 05:44 PM

If you open a terminal and type the command 'iwconfig' what do you see? Are you on a encrypted network? What kind of network adapter are you dealing with?

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Posted 24 May 2009 - 08:30 AM

iwconfig (no wireless extensions)
and is connected through ethernet cable to modem
it used to connect fine when it had wondows xp




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