Thanks to all, for your help.
But still I'm not able to connect. This is what I did. As J.Smith told me, I
collected all the details from ipconfig[ Windows 2000 ] and went to
Linuxconf Networking Basic Host Information gave hostname, ip-address
Routing&Gateway gave default gateway details.
I couldn't find a place to choose my modem name i.e. 3Com etc. etc. Do I
miss anything here.
Now I've two problems,
windows 2000 interface ]. Actually my terminal's prompt(Linux prompt) has
login-name + hostname information. It doesn't display the correct hostname.
Long back I was trying to connect Linux to internet[ which also failed ]and
now it displays my old-old-hostname.
1. Then I queried hostname in the prompt, to cross-check. It displays the
old-name. I tried going-thro' Drake-conf and each of the those options under
that, they all have correct information, but still my hostname doesn't seem
to reflect the new one.
2. I'm not able to connect to Internet. When I start Netscape and try (
say ) www.yahoo.com, it displays a set of hostnames as unavailable such as
my-old-incorrect-hostname, home.netscape.com, home.netscape6.com .
Can someone help me thro' this. Thanks for your time. I appreciate it.
> 1) FInd out your ip address. I'm on dhcp, so my ip address is
> assigned every time I turn on my computer. I never did get dhcp
> information by running winipcfg. I think in windows 2000 this is a
> command line app called winipconfig. Not sure. Do a search for
> winip* and you should find it.
> 2) You are going to tell linux that you have a static ip address,
> which is ok, because you probably get the same ip address each time
> you boot your w2k box anyway. You will need to know:
> ip address
> default gateway
> subnet mask
> dns servers
> make and model of your ethernet card
> 3) When you configure networking, just tell linux you are on a lan
> and put in the correct numbers and it should just work.
> As I said, this is how I did it, no guarantees it will work for you.