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6th June 2004, 12:36 AM
I have installed Fedora to my PC. In my office we have LAN. All other PC are using win2k and winxo OS. I want to connect to my LAN. And i also want to browse the internet. We have adsl here.How to configer my Fedora to get connect to LAN and Internet through the ADSL.
Please help me
6th June 2004, 12:51 AM
First of all: are you in the office, and simply want to join the network? Or are you at home and want to directly connect your PC to the Internet via ADSL to reach your office's lan?
6th June 2004, 01:05 AM
Yea i am in the office.
First thing i want connect to my LAN using fedora.
Second thing in my office we have adsl roughter and it has connected to the switch.
And all the PC also connected to the switch
so i want to browse the internet through the my lan
6th June 2004, 02:54 AM
You need to know the IP address schema of your network. First of all, do you have a DHCP server on your LAN, or is each machine configured with a fixed IP?
If you have a DHCP server, simply configure your ethernet card to use a DHCP provided address and to get the DNS info from that server. (Using the Gnome menu, start "System Settings -> Network". Then edit your ethernet device's configuration. Select "Automatically obtain IP address settings with: dhcp" and "Automatically obtain DNS information from provider".)
If each machine has its own fixed IP address, instead of using dhcp you must set the "Statically set IP address" option and give your PC an IP inside your LAN's IP address pool. Ask whoever administers the network for that IP. And to reach the Internet via the router (it doesn't matter if it's DSL, it is a device on the LAN, it has an IP), set the "Default gateway address" to the router's IP.
Then restart the network entering "/sbin/service network restart" on the bash shell (as root), and you shall be able to reach both your network and the Internet. Voilá! ;)
(I'm assuming you already have your PC connected to the switch...)
8th June 2004, 11:02 PM
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