I'm using my laptop (ans SiS 900) for 10.68.2.164
10.68.2.161 is the default gateway, not an IP
is that wot u mean?
That makes the situation a lot clearer and it explains why you are using a static ip.
Your laptop is in a private subnet (probably a VLAN) on a corporate network.
Ok, these are the numbers you are supposed to use and did use before ?
Prefered DNS 188.8.131.52
I copied them from a previous post by you.
DOUBLECHECK the numbers, because if there are typos we never will get things working.
then look at this entry in the wiki :
I was ubuntu before this and no problems...
Might I suggest you go back? Imply that Arch is the reason that you cannot configure your network is not going to earn you any friends here, and I would argue that if you are more at home auto configuration you'd be more happy there anyway!
The numbers are:
default gateway- 10.68.2.161
I've been through the Static IP and DHCP twice- but I'll give it another go...! any particular parts i should pay special attention to?
rgds. whether i should go back to ubuntu... I'd played around with that one as far as it was capable and decided on a bit more adventure... if this just won't work then don't worry I'll pack my bags.
These are the things you need to know to use a static ip :
1 Your static IP address,
2 The netmask,
3 The broadcast address,
4 Your gateway,
5 Your nameservers' IP addresses,
6 Your domain name
1,2, 4 and 5 are known.
we are not sure about 3 (broadcast address) and especially 6 (domain name). You probably can get them from your IT helpdesk.
just tried my help desk and they don't know the broadcast address and apparently there's no domain name...
does this basically mean there's no other way to work it out?
your broadcast might be 10.255.255.255 but I'm not sure. There's a way for it to go to default, but Im not sure how. Maybe leaving it blank.
i did some calulations and it looks like the private subnet range is:
10.68.2.160 until 10.68.2.191
160 is not used, and 191 is typically reserved for broadcast address.
change rc.conf like this :
eth0="eth0 10.68.2.164 netmask 255.255.255.224 broadcast 10.68.2.191"
gateway="default gw 10.68.2.61"
put in resolve.conf
then try pinging these :
Tell us where the pings go wrong
none of the pings go wrong!
i tried "pacman --refresh" again and it still comes up with #... or am i jumping the gun?
is it just "pacman -Sy" ??
i type that in and it give me the same old list
gethostbyname: resource temporarily unavailable
error cannot connect to...
and then at the end of that list is...
failed to synchonise extra
error: could not open sync database: extra
have you used --refresh yet?
Unless anyone can think of an explanation for why pacman is not syncing, i suppose that'll be the end of it!
It looks as though you don't have internet access, maybe a proxy needs to be configured.
Check with your helpdesk.
thanks for all the help!
I just wanted to finish up this post with a bit of a conclusion for anyone else having similiar problems... I eventually got Arch connected to the net BUT not through Arch- a whay too complicated process for someone of limited exp. like me! Once this post came to the conclusion that the main issue was with the internet link, I had me' internet link changed (all just for arch ) and with dhcp it was a breeze!
cool, glad you stuck with arch 8)