I have SuSe Linux 12.1 installed on a old ACER aspire 1680 and i conect it to a Simens gigaset SE551 WLAN DSL/Cable Router with a cable.
Now i try to give all infos about the setup.
I have a Cablecom (A internet provider in Switzerland) modem atached to it is a Simens SE 551 Router (With cable connection).
At the Router i have one Laptop Samsung with windows 7 64bit, this one connects to internet without problem.
I have a second Laptop from ASUS also with windows 7 64bit, this one conects through te router to the internet without problem.
And i have this ACER ASPIRE 1680 Laptop which did connect with no problems to the internet, through the router with XP pro.
Now i did install serval times SuSe Linux 12.1 on the Acer aspire Laptop, i did download the DVD serval times and the MD5 checksum was all the time correct, and i did Install the OS from different burned DVD’s and it was all the time done without problems!
If i plugin the cable to the ACER Laptop, SuSe tells me that it found a cable connection (near to the clock at the right buttom of the screen), I also managed to open a console and to elevate me to the admin mode (i guess its called “root”), from there i did type “ifconfig”, “ifconfig” said that i have a IP from the Router.
In the Router i did apply a fix IP to all the Machines with known MAC’s, the Router is on 192.168.101.96/255.255.255.240.
In SuSe 12.1 i can see with IFCONFIG that i got a IP on eth1 to my MAC XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX and a inet address as 192.168.101.104 as applied in the router, also a Bcast is found at 192.168.101.111 as expected in the 255.255.255.240 Mask with is also dedected as it is.
So to me it seems as the connection from router to laptop is well done!
Now when i open Firefox it cant find any server, no google, no opensuse.org and even not the router at 192.168.101.96!
If i disable the Firewall which i found through a searchfield in the startmenu it canges nothing!
I still am not able to conect to google.com.
If i PING to the Samsung Laptop with windows 7 64bit at 192.168.101.98 i get replies (more or less very fast also with enabled Firewall).
If i PING to google at 18.104.22.168 i get “Network is unreachable” (also with disabled Firewall)
If i PING to the router it ask me to use -b to ping the broadcast address, if i do so it says that it is pinging but nothing happens, if i stop with CTRL+C then a massage appears with 100% packet loss.
now what is wrong in this setup? what can i do?
i have no idea about Linux, i just thoght to give it a try on my old Acer laptop, so if there is a idea to silve the problem please keep it simple, tell me the exact commands to use, i dont know any commands, all the commands i used now i had to collect on google with the other laptop.
i also did try to connect with the Acer Laptop directly to the cable modem and this did work, i got the first time from SuSe 12.1 to opensuse.org, but again with the router between cable modem and SuSe laptop it cant reach any thing but ping local machines
what is the difference between windows and linux connections to a router?
how to fix that
so maybe again in short
Linux-Laptop -> Router -> Cablemodem -> Internet FAIL
Linux-Laptop -> Cablemodem -> Internet OK
Linux-Laptop -> Router FAIL
Linux-Laptop -> Rourer -> Win7-Laptop OK
before i had all 3 and even more Laptps on the same router and all had connection to the internet but since i replaced XP with SuSe i dont get to the internet with the SuSe OS
DHCP seems to work as IFConfig tells me what i expect from the router
it is totaly crazy … and after three days of setting up and reseting up and changing every thing and back and again reverse i get crazy too!
maybe some one can help please?