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How do you "ipconfig" in ubuntu?

Discussion in 'Linux Compatibility and Software' started by Zellio, Apr 21, 2007.

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  1. Zellio

    Zellio The Dark Knight

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    In windows you ipconfig to see your network settings. In ubuntu, what are the steps you take to set up your network?
     
  2. rockharder

    rockharder Notebook Evangelist

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    ifconfig for wired network
    iwconfig for wireless network with ndiswrapper
     
  3. tripinva

    tripinva Notebook Consultant NBR Reviewer

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    The tool comparable to Windows's ipconfig in Linux is ifconfig and iwconfig (for wireless extensions). You'd be better off using Network Manager, which is a GUI utility.

    - Trip
     
  4. Zellio

    Zellio The Dark Knight

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    so it's a program I'd hafta download?

    Or ndiswrapper is somewhere in ubuntu already?

    I already had a hard time finding a way to run something :-X

    All I need is something that tells me my ip addy, default gateway, and subnet mask. If I could get those into the system, I could, OMG, connect online.
     
  5. tripinva

    tripinva Notebook Consultant NBR Reviewer

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    Yeah, look for network manager. Otherwise, use ifconfig within a console. If you need help with the commands for ifconfig, use "man ifconfig" and it'll give you the instructions.

    To activate your changes, run ifdown and then ifup. This disables and then enables the network connection. (For instance, if it's a wired connection, you'd go ifdown eth0 and then ifup eth0)

    - Trip
     
  6. Zellio

    Zellio The Dark Knight

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    This is magical.

    I have my system set up for pppoe, it needs a password...

    I can't enter a username and password in linux...

    K I'm going nuts here. What repositories do I add to add pppoe?
     
  7. Gautam

    Gautam election 2008 NBR Reviewer

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    Good help here for a command line approach. You can also "man" those commands to get more info on them.

    If you are talking about tripniva's suggestion on the Network Manager, there isn't anything you need to install for Feisty. It's already there.
     
  8. Lysander

    Lysander AFK, raid time.

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    For PPPoE setup, this site has an explanation, but I can't verify how well it will work for you. http://www.ubuntux.org/how-to-install-broadband-adsl-pppoe-client-rp-pppoe

    You can get the build-essential package from another net connection, or it may be on the installation cd, Im not sure if that applies to Feisty though. But you will need to get that package from another computer, or if you have Windows on the same machine, grab it all from there.
     
  9. Zellio

    Zellio The Dark Knight

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    so I don't need to web get that package if I get it from another pc and then use a thumbdrive to put it on linux?

    Alright... One final question... I know how to add repositories... but I've looked and looked, and for the life of me can't find the two they want me to add >_<

    Wait, I get it now. Nevermind.

    EDIT: The link they show in that guide is dead BTW, they need to update it :X
     
  10. Zellio

    Zellio The Dark Knight

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    Okay, now it's asking for a password, something no one EVER MENTIONED BEFORE.

    Help me before linux goes in the trash.
     
  11. Lysander

    Lysander AFK, raid time.

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    What's asking you for a password?

    And the two repos wouldn't happen to be Universe and Multiverse would they?

    Link
     
  12. Zellio

    Zellio The Dark Knight

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    No, I got it, it was my root directory password. I would've never have gotten that. It just asked for a password, I thought the file was locked :-X.

    Um, now that it's been put in my root directory, how do I go about finding it?

    sudo chown -R root:root. do I put in root:root exactly, or something else having to with my root directory?
     
  13. Lysander

    Lysander AFK, raid time.

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    "What" is in root now? / is the root directory, or it may be in /home/root.

    Tell us what guide you're following, and what step you are up to, then we can help better.
     
  14. Zellio

    Zellio The Dark Knight

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  15. Lysander

    Lysander AFK, raid time.

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    Have you tried running the program?
     
  16. Zellio

    Zellio The Dark Knight

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    Um, yes, and it does nothing.

    Doesn't add a pppoe client to my network list, doesn't do a damn thing.

    I'm going to do one final thing, switch over to static ip and attempt to connect linux.

    If I can't get it to work then, linux is going in the trash.
     
  17. Lysander

    Lysander AFK, raid time.

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    If that doesn't work, try this command.

    Code:
    sudo pppoeconf
     
  18. Zellio

    Zellio The Dark Knight

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    Getting nothing but timeouts.
     
  19. l33t_c0w

    l33t_c0w Notebook Deity

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    I was pretty frustrated initially with ubuntu and WPA in my wireless. I wound up following http://www.debianadmin.com/enable-wpa-wireless-access-point-in-ubuntu-linux.html with success.

    Only caveats, Ubuntu already has wireless tools so you don't need to mess with that, and you need to go into the package control utility and add the multiverse or universe repositories or something first. I don't think you need to fiddle with pppoe.
     
  20. Zellio

    Zellio The Dark Knight

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    It still refuses to connect. I even connected it to my main router.

    It connected then, and I downloaded updates, but no connection since.
     
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