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Connect to Internet without knowing password?

#1 User is offline   morganxl 

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 08:22 PM

i have 2 hard drives, one for windows, another linux (mandriva 2009 One). The computer is connected to the Internet at windows, but i don't know the password for connection (so i cant get internet to work at linux). Is it possible to get inet working? I've been told that i should somehow configure linux to use DHCP (which Windows calls "Assign IP address automatically"), but how?


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#2 User is offline   K Bergen 

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 12:43 AM

First welcome.
Second we need to know how you connect to the internet. Dialup modem, ADSL etc before we can help.

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 08:18 PM

by default, Mandriva should be doing DHCP. You can check your setup through the Mandriva Control Center (AKA Configure your computer), under Networking/Internet.

you may need to set up PPPOE or similar to log on, but as Bergen said, we need to know how you connect to the internet to determine that. personally, i've always found the best solution to be to setup a cable/dsl router for high-speed internet access, not only to simplify the process of getting computers connected, but also for the added security.

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 08:33 PM

This all depends on your ISP and the setup they use, depending on whether it's PPPOA or PPPOE or whatever.
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