No internet connection

jleach52's picture

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Hi new to Debian. I used to use Ubuntu with no problems. What it is I am hooking up my Debian laptop to a Windows box which uses ICS. For some reason the laptop is not connecting to the Windows network. It has an x at the top of the window that shows you a connection. I know when you put the mouse over it and it shows you the choices it has the Wired Connection Not Managed. I am a noob at command line instructions so I didn't know if there is some way to test it. thanks

Re: No internet connection

IntnsRed's picture

On the command line, the big tool that's handy for checking how networking is configured is to run "ifconfig" as root. A "man ifconfig" will be an education. ifconfig is the tool that does much of the work behind the scenes of bringing up and taking down network interfaces.

> and it shows you the choices it has the Wired Connection Not Managed.

Right click on that icon and you should have a pop-up to manage or add a network connection. You'll see tabs across the window that will pop up so you can tweak different types (wired, wireless, DSL, etc.) of network connections.