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A. Solutions to Common Problems > A.5. Setting Up the Network

Setting Up the Network

Move usually does a good job of configuring your network card, particularly if you have a typical Ethernet card built into your desktop or laptop. Move doesn’t do so well, however, when you use a wireless card. And if you use a modem to make your network connection, you need to know how to configure Move to dial out. This section helps you to set up your network in the event that Move fails to do so automatically.

Ethernet and Wireless Cards

As with your monitor configuration, most of your network configuration will be done from the MandrakeLinux Control Center. Go to K Menu Administer your system Configure your computer, click the Network & Internet icon, and then click New Connection. This launches a wizard that will help you set up your network connection. Choose the connection type appropriate to your network and click Next. If the next screen contains only the choice to configure a network device manually, it means that Move did not detect your network device. This is somewhat common with wireless network adapters, but it should be rare with Ethernet cards. You can try to manually configure your network card, but don’t be surprised if it doesn’t work. My suggestion at this point is to add a separate Ethernet card to your computer and try that, or, if you’re using a laptop, insert a different PCMCIA wireless card or use your laptop’s built-in Ethernet jack instead of wireless.


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