[CentOS] very new user having problems

barbaara fberg barbara1_1_1 at hotmail.com
Tue Sep 5 03:57:52 UTC 2006

thank for for the information.
I will have to print this out and take it to the other machine so I can 
follow it step by step.
thanks again  for helping

>From: Mark Weaver <mdw1982 at mdw1982.com>
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>To: CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org>
>Subject: Re: [CentOS] very new user having problems
>Date: Mon, 04 Sep 2006 23:38:57 -0400
>barbaara fberg wrote:
>>The dish outfront connecting inside the house to the radio and the network 
>>My husband's compuer upstairs is connected with XP professional.
>>I have one computer downstairs that is Windows 98   and a Unix machine I 
>>am trying to connect
>>my ISP is ieway.com
>So... now we're getting somewhere.
>You're connecting to a router which is doing DHCP so _that_ is all we need 
>to be concerned with - connecting to the router.
>open a console window and type the following then press ENTER:
>	system-config-network
>This will bring up a prompt for the root password. Supply the password and 
>another interface will open up on your desktop. Within this interface named 
>"Network Configuration" you may or may not see a device probably labeled 
>"eth0". If you do not see a device there click the button at the top 
>labeled "New".
>Choose Ethernet Connection and click forward.
>In the next window you should see listed there the ethernet cards that are 
>currently installed in your system. Choose the one for eth0. You will 
>likely see it displayed with the card name followed by (eth0). Click the 
>forward button.
>Since you're likely getting DHCP addresses from the router select the 
>option at the top labeled "Automatically Obtain IP address settings with: 
>(then there'll be a drop down menu whose first choice is DHCP) If you wish 
>you can also supply a host name. Click the Forward button.
>On the next screen you'll see information which has been defined for this 
>ethernet connection. Click the apply button and you're almost done.
>Now you can see an "inactive" ethernet connection in the Network 
>Configuration window. Click on "File" and choose save. Then click on the 
>object you've just created and click the button at the top labeled 
>Activate. A small window will open up while things are set in motion to 
>connect your new ethernet device to the network and hopefully when it's 
>finished provided you did everything correctly you'll be connected to your 
>network and be able to see the internet.
>"If you have found a very wise man, then you've found
>a man that at one time was an idiot and lived long enough
>to learn from his own stupidity."
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