How to get internet working on installed freebsd 5.1

Hexren me at
Tue Jan 4 20:57:57 PST 2005

JD> I installed freebsd 5.1 on my computer when it was not connected to any 
JD> network (but my ethernet card was attached).  Now that my computer has a 
JD> network connection, I can't access any internet sites, it says it can't find 
JD> the host.  I've installed freebsd 5.1 on this same computer when it was 
JD> connected to a network and the internet worked right away.  I also have linux 
JD> on this computer and it can connect to the internet fine.

JD> So my question is how do I get the internet working on freebsd?  Is there a 
JD> simple command I can run or do I edit some text file?  Thanks.
JD> _______________________________________________


How exactly is the Computer connected ? (dsl, cable, isdn)

Have you tested simple IP conectivity ? (ping (that is

If you can ping a host using IP number but not using DNS name how does
your /etc/resolv.conf look under FBSD and how does it look under Linux


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