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Newbie Question

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On Thu, 12 Feb 2004 13:27:08 -0500
<karina.popkova at> wrote:

> Hello
> I have an old laptop, dual-boot
> with Win 98 and RH 7.3, both work fine ...
> Just got a PCMCIA Network Card (10/100)
> for  it. Booted into Linux, router blinks,
> and dmseg checks for new hardware.
> Netstat command shows connections.
> Brought up Netscape (and/or Mozilla) 
> tried to connect to outside world via 
> Netscape  but get errors.
> Actually, router that I am connected to,
> is on DSL, and other machine gets out to 
> Internet as normal ...
> So I assume that we are almost there with Laptop???
> What is wrong or needs to be configured ?
What exactly does netstat show?
Could your problem be DNS. Check /etc/resolv.conf to see if DHCP created
the file. Also, check ifconfig. 

Red Hat 7.3 is a bit aged. 
There could be a few problems, first, you may need to upgrade the module
for your network card. Back around RH 7.3 timeframe, there was a problem
with the Tulip driver. This can be resolved by downloading, building and
installing a new tulip driver from I did this a
few years ago when my desktop system was running SuSE 7.2. Later
releases of SuSE had the updated driver and work out of the box.
Additionally, I had some issues with my PCMCIA wireless. SuSE 8.2, SuSE
9.0, and Knoppix 3.3 configure it out of the box. 

You might want to attend the BLU installfest on Feb 28th, and we can
upgrade your system with either RH9 or SuSE 9. 

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