Posted by: isaraffee | August 25, 2009

Connecting to the Internet via Wired Broadband Modem in Mandrivia 2009

After you have plugged in your Ethernet cable to the broadband modem, open a terminal console and type:


[root@localhost ~]# ip route show dev eth0  proto kernel  scope link  src  metric 10 dev eth0  scope link  metric 10

default via dev eth0  metric 10


This shows that your Linux workstation was assigned IP address by the modem and that the default gateway i.e. Your broadband modem IP address is Launch your web browser, in my case Firefoz and go to any web site. You should be able to access the Intenet.

Another useful command to check your Ethernet LAN card address is :


[root@localhost ~]# ifconfig eth0

eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:E0:4D:69:5B:94

          inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:

          inet6 addr: fe80::2e0:4dff:fe69:5b94/64 Scope:Link


          RX packets:184 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0

          TX packets:168 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0

          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000

          RX bytes:200403 (195.7 KiB)  TX bytes:17464 (17.0 KiB)

          Interrupt:32 Base address:0x8000


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