Lost internet connectivity

I lost the internet connectivity in openSUSE 11.1, and I do not know what settings I should enter in the YaST network configuration utility to fix the problem.

I will appreciate your kind help.

Please specify the details of your internet connection like,

  1. what type of connection is that? (eg DSL or what)2)
  2. You connect directly or through another m/c
  3. Wireless or wired

Simply the description of your internet connection type. Unless it’s not possible to help you.

  1. I use DSL.
  2. I connect directly using a Motorola SB5100 Surf Board Cable Modem.
  3. It’s wired.

Is there any oSS log file that you might want to review or can help?

You can try one of the following:
Open YaST. There is a section named DSL. Open it. << Then click on add. Simply enter the data asked step by step. In the provider section click NEW and Add your provider name and username, password. Now you’ll find the dsl device in list.>> Then there is another section named NETWORK in YaST. Open it. << Probably u’ll see your ethernet card already listed there. Else just add it. >>. If u’re using kde start kinternet and click on the icon to start connection. else in gnome click the NetworkManager on taskbar and select the dsl.

You may right click on the NetworkManager on taskbar and click Edit Connections. Then just add a device in dsl tab. ethernet card should be in wired tab or you may add it. Then start connection clicking on them.

Hope this work.

The Motorola SB5100 Surf Board Cable Modem has a DHCP server for wired ethernet connections. If you connect by an ethernet cable, then you would configure it not by a network manager (which is for roaming wireless networks) nor by a Kinternet manager (which is for dial-up). You would use Yast’s wired network card configurator, probably selecting for IP addressing by DHCP. Have aread of this tutorial for wired cards, with initial focus on DHCP:
HowTo Configure a network card in Suse/openSUSE 10, 11 for LAN and Internet Access.

The easiest way to connect as far as I am concerned is like this:

  1. Get the install page url of the Modem Vendor.
    as an example, I installed NETGEAR ADSL for my friend,
    The istallation page is usually in the manual and in this case was just type it in your browser, once it comes up, click basic set up.
    You can goole it up or use a Windows computer to get it, from CMD,
    (for XP go to RUN and type CMD, then type in the terminal -ip config, then / review , and few of those numbers pop up!
    for Vista, press windows Key and type r).
    Remember to connect your modem and start the computer, and then get your browser going and type the url, the modem is not installed but will connect to the manufactures site.
    Linux has similar commands, but I don’t know them, may be of the experienced members know be nice if they come up with them, it will make life easier.
    if you came against pass word and user, etc for user type:*** admin***, and for password, just type password

Just a couple of cautions on this:

  1. If the DHCP server in the modem doesn’t serve on the subnet, then http:// won’t work.
  2. If it’s not a Netgear device (and it’s not) then probably the username and password are likely different from Netgear’s default username and password.
  3. If the wired network interface on the computer does not receive an IP address from the DHCP server in the modem, then using this address in the browser http: // is not going to work.
  4. And if the wired network interface on the computer does receive an IP address from the DHCP server in the modem, what would be the point of looking into the address http: // I wonder – the thing would already be working wouldn’t it.

Maybe I’m missing the point?

You missed everything Her Moderator!
First this an alternative and convient way to the do it, and I have tried it on severla computers and it works like charm!
the address above is an examample, for NETGEAR which is very low cost modem used by the people with little money! manly students.
It does not hurt to try, it may work, if it did not the person can post a message or send a private message, we will try again,
and do our best to help, after all the aim of this forum is to help rather than to resort in useless pedanticity.Go to the DSl on YaST see if you make out sense out of, let alone a person that just uses computer for few general tasks like emailing music etc

Thanks for that interesting response.

you would configure it not by a network manager (which is for roaming wireless networks) nor by a Kinternet manager (which is for dial-up).

Funny thing is a have wired broadband connection with ADSL modem and the method I posted works fine with me. NetworkManager and kinternet are the ways for me to connect internet (And i’m connected now also). Can you explain please?

Network Manager: Network Managers, as the name suggests, were designed to manage networks i.e. were designed for ppl switching between networks, like cafe ppl, like I take my laptop from home to work, like road warriors who need to log in from hotels etc. But you may (of course) connect a wired Network Interface using a Network Manager. However, to use a N_M on a wired computer in a static role is an over-complication and clutters the Desktop panel. Better IMO to set a static configuration once using Yast and forever forget about it.
Kinternet: I’ve never been able to use Kinternet for a wired connection – looks like I’ve got some research to do I you can, interesting.

I should describe u the steps. I’ve one dsl connection via eth0 added through YaST.

NetworkManager >> As i login, NetworkManager is there on the panel, I left clik on it and a menu with dsl0 nd eth0 appears, click on dsl0, for the 1st time after restart it asks for password (though documentation says NetworkManager can’t prompt for password), giving that it connects. Later it connects automatically. on clicking dsl0.

kinternet >> Opening terminal type kinternet, punplugged plug icon appears in panel, click on the icon, sparking sign, then connected plug appears. (Yep it works simply this way).

I agree with Swerdna: the networkmanager is for managing networks, being able to be a member of different networks.
For the concerned Motorola: it has a DHCP server for the wired ethernet, and can be configured fully automatically, done it on x86 and x86_64. Use ifup method, everything automatic, should work. BUT:
This would not be the first time, that i see one of these Motorola’s go berserk when changing OS on a machine. One way or another the thing "had the idea the pc-connection was still there. Others would connect as before.
Did you try to completely rebuild the connection, i.e. shutdown everything, incl. motorola and PC, then first restart the modem, after that the PC?

Point to Note that: I’m not saying swerdna is wrong. With full respect, am just trying to say kinternet and networkmanager works with my d-link modem. :slight_smile:

Thanks – sounds good to me

No problem – hang in there :wink: