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Author Topic: Connecting to network.  (Read 1690 times)
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« on: May 03, 2009, 10:05:48 am »

My router is at the other end of the house from my computer so I sometimes forget to turn on my router before my computer. If I turn my computer on before the router, I don't get an IP address or internet until I reboot the computer. Is there a way to get an IP address and internet (if I turn on the computer first and the router second) without rebooting?

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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2009, 01:20:46 pm »

The easiest way is to open a terminal (console) type
su then enter the root password.

Then type:

ifconfig eth0 up && dhcpcd eth0

That should be all you need.

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