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|Originally Published: Tuesday, 2 October 2001||Author: Dmitri Dimanise|
|Published to: learn_articles_firststep/General||Page: 1/1 - [Printable]|
Help for @HOME Users Connecting to the Internet
Today seemed to us a most appropriate day to publish this concise tech. note on connecting to the Internet using the now bankrupt @Home service. If you've had trouble using your cable modem with Linux and @Home you ain't seen nothing yet. But, we wouldn't waste your time, @HOME will be around for a while, Chapter 11 is not the same as Chapter 7. So if you're a Linux @HOME users here's some good news for a change: we hope this article will help you stay connected.
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Many cable users, especially that use Rogers @HOME, have trouble connecting to the Internet. The problems range from your IP number changes to you just can't connect to the Internet from the first time. There is no help from the ISP: These days they even don't give you the information about your computer like your IP or your Gateway. So here is how to get your information and how to use it, assuming that you don't have trouble with your hardware configuration.
Getting InformationTo get information about your computer go to https://ms2.home.net/MultipleIP and login using your Username and Password. Remember to use your Primary Username and not the Additional one.
NOTE If the above link doesn't work you can also go to the Member Services page at http://home-members.excite.com. On the left Menu click on Home Networking, and then click on the View Your IP Address which should bring you to the login page.Now that you are logged in you have some options, so go to View Current Addresses. Now scroll to the bottom of the page and under Tips: section find "Unix Users" and click on the provided link. Somewhere in the middle you should now have a table with everything you need. (e.g. your IP, Subnet Mask, Gateway/Router, Host, DNS Servers and Domain).
Editing Configuration FilesNow here are the files that you need to edit:
After you have finished editing the files, as root update the configuration by typing /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifup eth0. After that you should be able to ping www.yahoo.com. Here's an example:
If you get something that looks like above, well done, you are connected to the internet.
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