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To determnine your gateway, just run:


# route


Eg. Here's my output which is pretty vanilla for a router/ethernet system using a broadband modem:


# route
Kernel IP routing table
Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use Iface     *        U     0      0        0 eth0       *            U     0      0        0 lo
default         UG    0      0        0 eth0


Your network configuration is in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts. You will see config files for each network interface. The one for eth0 is ifcfg-eth0. A generic one for dhcp setup would look like this:




DNS is configured through /etc/resolv.conf.

And the module/driver for your network card is loaded through /etc/modprobe.conf.

For reasons unknown to me, DSL seems to have more issues with DNS. If you can ping outside numeric ips but can't resolve urls, it's probably a DNS issue. The ip for mandrivausers.org is Try pinging that number and see what you get.

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Thank you all for your help.


I got pissed off (patience is not a virtue of I posess) and decided to get rid of all network connections and reset the modem/router to it's factory settings. I then started from scratch, reenterd all information into the modem and set resolv.conf etc. I restarted the network and it all worked.


Thank you once again to everyone who helped.



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