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?