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Linux Network Card Configuration

Linux Operating System instructions for connecting to the dorm network


NOTE: After configuring your Ethernet settings, you will need to authenticate by opening a browser and accessing a web page. You will be prompted to log in using your banner id and password. After you have authenticated you will gain regular internet access.

This example uses Redhat 9/Fedora 3. Specific directories/commands may be different based on your distribution. If you have trouble, please consult available documentation before contacting ISD.


In order to set up your connection:


   1. Run ifconfig to identify your network interface (typically eth0).
   2. Bring down the network interface with ifdown eth0.
   3. Edit the file /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 so that it contains only the following lines for eth0:
      DEVICE=eth0
      BOOTPROTO=dhcp
      ONBOOT=yes
   4.  Bring the network interface back up with the command: ifup eth0