Checking your Network Interfaces
You can check the configuration of your network cards by using the following command:
This is only useful if you know what the configuration details are meant to be. Without which you cannot have access to the Internet. These details can be provided by your ISP at request.
To make any changes to the configuration of your network card you can use a text editor such as Vi, Emacs or any other on your Linux computer. Using Ubuntu as an example: You can enter basic network configurations as follows.
To access the configuration type:
sudo vi /etc/network/interfaces
To use DHCP, if you do not know your configuration details type:
iface eth0 inet dhcp
then save and close the file.
To use a static configuration when you know the configuration details type:
iface eth0 inet static
replacing the addresses above with yours. Save and close the file.
Next you need to restart the network interface by typing:
sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart
If everything is correct you should be able to have you network working and consequently your Internet should be fine unless the problem is originating from a remote location. Here is an alternate way to set up a wireless connection using puppy linux.
There you have it, your Linux recovery on Internet connection done with these few steps.