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:
   4.  Bring the network interface back up with the command: ifup eth0