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|Mandriva Configure Network|
|Desktop Training - Mandriva|
Whether you have installed Mandriva on your hard drive or if you've used a virtual machine such as VMPlayer, the internet connection may not be configure correctly be default. This means that not only can you not access email, or use your web browser, but more importantly your starving your Mandriva system of important updates that will enhance and secure your Mandriva system. So this may be one of the first things you will do upon setting up a new Mandriva installation.
Looking down at the bottom of the Mandriva desktop toolbar, you should see a small plug icon. If the icon is shown with a red X displayed over it this indicated the network is down.
Right click on the network icon and select Configure Network.
Next we see the Network & Internet Configuration window. On the first screen, shown below, we can choose what type of connection we want to create. I selected Ethernet. Click Next.
On the next screen we can specify which network interface you would like to configure. In my setup on one option is given. Click Next
Here we can pick our connection protocol. The option include Automatic IP (BOOTP/DHCP) or Manual Configuration. I selected Automatic and clicked next.
Now we can set IP settings. I chose Get DNS servers from DHCP and clicked Next.
Now we can restrict control over our connection by allowing or disallowing users to manage the connection. We can also toggle starting the connection during startup.
Now we just need to confirm we would like to start the connection now.
Now we see a confirmation that the network configuration has been finished. click Finish.
We should now notice this message showing details of our recently configured network connection. Here we can see what interface is being used, IP address, and Gateway address.
Also notice that the icon has changed and now shows a green check mark indicating our network is working.