Fedora Core 2 FC2 unable to connect to internet using ethernet - OK connect to local network

Fedora Core 2 FC2 unable to connect to internet using ethernet - OK connect to local network

Post by clive_lon » Fri, 21 May 2004 01:37:43


Hello,

I have tried to post this to the Fedora message lists but failed

Configuration in use. Ethernet card connected via UTP to
ADSL router / modem. FC2 picks up its IP address by
DHCP from ADSL router successfully. ifconfig shows
"good" IP address for Linux FC2 (i.e. in the range
that DHCP will assign to clients). I can ping the
ADSL router (192.168.0.1 private address) and I can
ping successfully some public address which seem to
resolve such as www.bbc.co.uk or www.ic.ac.uk. I have
flushed all the iptable rules to stop firewall
settings being a problem. Default gateway is set to
the ADSL router address (192.168.0.1). All the
previous seems correct and expected as far as I know.

Problem: When I enter any "name" in the Netscape
address line (say, www.microsoft.com) the status line
of the browser shows "Connecting" continuously, but
never connects. I can connect to my router Web admin
screens on 192.168.0.1 by typing this address
explicitly in the Netscape address line - but I can't
contact any other Web server through Netscape.

Any ideas on another configuration check / change
to get Netscape connecting to the world?
 
 
 

Fedora Core 2 FC2 unable to connect to internet using ethernet - OK connect to local network

Post by clive_lon » Sat, 22 May 2004 07:06:06

> Problem: When I enter any "name" in the Netscape

More info:

If I use PING to determine the IP address of one (any) URL - and then
use that in the address line of NEtscape browser under FC" - then the
browser still has the same problem.

If I type in the IP address of a URL in IE under windows - the IE
browser connects quickly to the Web site.

So I don't think it is a DNS problem - something about Netscape /
Mozilla - I have looked through the preferences and can't find
anything relevant.

Clive

 
 
 

Fedora Core 2 FC2 unable to connect to internet using ethernet - OK connect to local network

Post by clive_lon » Wed, 26 May 2004 17:04:38

Hi,

I just downloaded and installed Fedora Core 2 (2.6.5 kernel?). Now
Mozilla / Netscape CAN connect to Internet sites ( I am using it NOW
to post through Google). Problem "gone away".

Clive