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Setting Up a Network

Setting Up a Network

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SETTING UP A NETWORK USING THE K.D.E. G.U.I.
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SETTING UP A NETWORK IN LINUX
Diagram 1.1
Click Start-> System Settings-> Network
as shown in diagram 1.1.
Diagram 1.3

The Network Configuration, user interface opens up as shown above. Assuming that there has been no attempt made to setup a network earlier it will empty as shown above. Click

New.
Diagram 1.2

The Loading Network Settings screen will appear as shown in diagram 1.2. After a few moments the actual user interface via which network settings can be done will open up as shown in diagram 1.3.

Diagram 1.4

The Select Device Type screen opens up. Select Ethernet Connector and click as shown in diagram 1.4. This will instruct the wizard to scan the system for all the Ethernet cards and display a list as shown in diagram 1.5.

CONFIGURING AND SETTING UP LINUX USING ITS K.D.E. G.U.I.
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Diagram 1.5

After a minute the Select Ethernet Device screen opens up as shown above. This has a list of all the Ethernet cards discovered during the scan done by this wizard. In this case there aret w o Ethernet cards the1stan d2 nd. The 1st card representset h 0, the 2nd card representset h 1 and so on.Se l e c t the1stand clickFo r w ar d. The Configure Network Settings screen opens up.

Diagram 1.7
The Configure Ether Device screen appears as
shown in diagram 1.7, clickAp p l y.

This will instruct the wizard to write appropriate entries in thei p co n f i g file. This is the file that Linux always reads to know the configuration bound to a specific Ethernet card, in this case

eth0.
Diagram 1.6
The IP address is going to been t er ed
manually, click the Statically set IP Addresses

radio button. InAd d r e ss enter an IP address, which will identify the computer on the network. In Subnet Mask enter a subnet mask value (or accept the default which displays immediately). I f the computer logins in to the Internet then in the Default Gateway Address enter the IP of the computer which is the gateway to the Internet on the Network (or delete any default value displayed there and leave it blank.

Diagram 1.8

The Network configuration screen opens once again. Now, howeveret h 0 is displayed as shown in diagram 1.8. Click onEd i t to change theN i ck n a m e fromet h 0 to anything more descriptive. In theGe n e r a l tab that appears over write the Nicknameet h 0, with a name of your choice.

We usedD A X to differentiate between the DAX card and the OnBoard Ethernet card in our system. Please see diagram 1.9.

SETTING UP A NETWORK USING THE K.D.E. G.U.I.
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Diagram 1.9

Renameet h 0 to any appropriate name (we\u2019ve used DAX) as shown above. ClickOK, to return the Network Configuration screen once again.

Diagram 1.12

The Information screen appears informing that the changes made to thei p co n f i g were successfully written. There is also aw ar n i n g indicating that the network services may have to ber e st a r t e d via the command prompt if required. ClickOk.

Diagram 1.10

Notice thatSt at u s indicatesI n a ct i v e. Hence, to Activate click theAct i v a t e button on the tool bar as shown in diagram 1.10.

Diagram 1.11
Ther ed h at - co n f i g - n et w o r k screen appears
as shown in diagram 1.11. ClickYe s.
Diagram 1.13

This returns to the network configuration screen as shown in diagram 1.13. Notice however, thatSt at u s now displaysAct i v e.

ClickN e w once again, remember there were two Ethernet cards detected during the scan done by the wizard, eth0 (i.e. the DAX card) and eth1 (i.e. the OnBoard Ethernet card). As seen in diagram 1.13 above.

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