I'm trying to setup my internet connection. I have installed archlinux base. I have a dual boot, with the second OS being none other than windows. My IP address is static. I want to configure the same on arch. On windows my ip settings look something like this:
C:\Documents and Settings\Rohit>ipconfig /all Windows IP Configuration Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : torque Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection: Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : <deleted/> Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 121.XYZ.184.ABC Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.0.0.0 Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 121.XYZ.184.1 DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 18.104.22.168 22.214.171.124
I have kind of tried setting it up in arch by editing the rc.conf file (by specifying the IP and the gateway) and adding the DNS servers in the resolv.conf file. Equivanlent to:
ifconfig eth0 121.XYZ.184.ABC netmask 255.0.0.0 broadcast 121.XYZ.184.255 route add default gw 121.XYZ.184.1 netmask 255.0.0.0
And when I run ifconfig, route and ping the gateway, this is what I get:
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr <deleted/> inet addr:121.XYZ.184.ABC Bcast:121.XYZ.184.255 Mask:255.0.0.0 inet6 addr: <deleted/> Scope:Link UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:2 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:12 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 RX bytes:124 (124.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b) Interrupt:5 Base address:0x6000 lo Link encap:Local Loopback inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0 inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1 RX packets:12 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:12 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 RX bytes:1256 (1.2 Kb) TX bytes:1256 (1.2 Kb) Kernel IP routing table Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface default 121.XYZ.184.1 255.0.0.0 UG 0 0 0 eth0 126.96.36.199 * 255.0.0.0 U 0 0 0 eth0 PING 121.XYZ.184.1 (121.XYZ.184.1) 56(84) bytes of data. From 121.XYZ.184.ABC icmp_seq=1 Destination Host Unreachable From 121.XYZ.184.ABC icmp_seq=2 Destination Host Unreachable From 121.XYZ.184.ABC icmp_seq=3 Destination Host Unreachable --- 121.XYZ.184.1 ping statistics --- 4 packets transmitted, 0 received, +3 errors, 100% packet loss, time 3017ms , pipe 3
Any ideas how I can get this working?
One additional detail which I missed. My interface is connected to a ADSL router which is working in bridge mode (I don't know what 'bridge mode' means, or why it is like that). I don't use a PPPOE client etc on windows to connect onto the internet.
Last edited by rohit (2007-04-08 12:58:20)
Your router is not echoing ICMP (ping) requests? That doesn't mean it isn't working... Can you do this from windows?
Doesn't the router have a html interface, just to check it's settings?
Also it seems TX (transmit) packets are dropped. Are you running some sort of firewall? do "iptables -L".
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This may not be the problem, but I think you are setting the wrong broadcast address. Because your subnet mask is 255.0.0.0 your broadcast address should be 188.8.131.52 -- someone please correct me if i'm wrong on this!
Few more details. I have an nforce motherboard and I actually installed archlinux 0.7.1 (noodle). The kernel is 2.6.15. Could this be a forcedeth driver issue? I guess I will try with a newer kernel.
Turns out it was a forcedeth issue. I installed voodoo with the newer kernel and it worked fine.
One complaint though. I had downloaded vodoo earlier and the iso file was corrupted. It wouldn't even boot, but the pkg files were fine. The second time I downloaded the CD would boot, but the pkg files got corrupted! So I had to boot with the second CD and mount the first (un-bootable) CD during the package selection phase. Everything seems to have worked out to be fine. Thank god I hadn't thrown away either CD