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Re: Network connection issue

Jim Douglas wrote:
Cable Modem.  It is a valid IP.  I have a second HD connected to this computer and when I switch to it I can connect to the internet no problem, I am posting from it right now..

I am thinking I may have had the "Services" window open and clicked on something by accident....

pinging is fine, a remote Ip times out...

Your dual booting fedora and windows? Fedora 8 or 9? What are the first two numbers of your IP?

An ip that starts with 169.254.x.x is not valid on any network(not strictly true), if you have one of these then you are not getting a valid ip via dhcp. If your address begins with 192.168.x.x or 172.16.x.x then you have a private ip, which seems likely if you can ping the gateway but not a remote host. Please copy and paste the commands your using to ping from the terminal. Is the network manager service running? What is the status of the network service? Look in the services GUI and note the icon's color and the plug next to it. Highlight the service and you will get the details. So on my f9 box the network manager shows a green icon and a plug that looks plugged in( service enabled and running), while the network service shows a red icon and a plug that is plugged in(service disabled and running). On an F8 box the GUI is slightly different and does not show the helpful little icons but if you highlight the service it will give you a few details. The network manager should be running and the network service should show the interfaces that are configured to start at boot time and currently active interfaces but there probably/shouldn't be a check in the box next to it.

Remember what you do every step of the way or even *better* take notes so you don't have to remember :^)

Why did you have the services tab open in the first place?
Have you been playing with the firewall config?

"You don't know the power of the dark side" --Darth Vader

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