[Techtalk] helphelphelp! (a network yelp)

Wim De Smet kromagg at gmail.com
Thu Feb 8 16:20:30 UTC 2007

On 2/8/07, Robyn M <rob_39 at bigpond.com> wrote:
> ifconfig
> you may need to be root to do this. If you only have an entry like
> this
> lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
>           inet addr:  Mask:
>           inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
>           UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
>           RX packets:826 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
>           TX packets:826 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
>           collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
>           RX bytes:388838 (379.7 KiB)  TX bytes:388838 (379.7 KiB)
> then the network card module may not be loaded or the network card
> isn't working.

Try ifconfig -a. It will show the ethernet card device if there is one
loaded (but not configured).

There was a mention of adsl, is this computer connected to a usb modem
of some sort or to a router?


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