[CentOS] centos 6.3 live-cd no internet connection

Fri Nov 30 18:09:01 UTC 2012
Johan Scheepers <johannes05 at vodamail.co.za>

On 30/11/2012 10:52, Sorin Srbu (IMAP) wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On
>> Behalf Of Johan Scheepers
>> Sent: den 30 november 2012 07:59
>> To: centos at centos.org
>> Subject: Re: [CentOS] centos 6.3 live-cd no internet connection
>>>> Installed Centos 6.3 live-cd. Looking good but  *  no internet
>>>> connection * (wired dsl system).
>>> Did you check the "Automatically connect"-check box in the network
>>> manager for you connection?
>>> If you've done a plain vanilla install and didn't look at the network
>>> settings at install time, odds are that this checkbox is unchecked.
>> On install there was a option at left hand bottom for Internet
>> connection on some page.
>> It was grayed out and had no effect on clicking.
> This could mean the live-install didn't recognize your network card.
> Are we talking wireless or wired connections now?
> So far I haven't seen a wired network card *not* being recognized
> out-of-the-box. Wireless card are a different matter, although it might've
> become better in CentOS 6.
>> What would this mean..
>>    plain vanilla install
> A regular standard install with no extra bells or whistles.
>> Clean re-install would be no problem for me to get this going.
>>    I spend a lot of bandwidth (live-cd, netinstall, DVD1, DVD2) and time
>> until now.
> You know, if we're talking wifi-networking on your computer, CentOS might
> not be the best choice (please List, forgive me for saying this..). You
> might be better off using something like Linux Mint instead.
> /Sorin
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Thanks for your reply.

The installation was a DVD1 install.
The internet is via a direct cable out of my laptop direct to a DSL modem.
Even tried my cell-c modem (cell phone provider) which works on all the 
below OS'ses.

I am a pensionar and have lots of time. Experimenting with different 
flavours of linux each on a external USB drive. Like  suse, mandriva, 
debian, mint, debian-mint, ubuntu, fedora, magaia, bodhi, arch-linux, 

Up to date only arch-linux and now centos refuse my internet connection.
I appreciate your responses but if it can not be done, that is a pity, 
then it is fine.