user level

Derek Ragona derek at
Sat Aug 19 21:34:49 UTC 2006

If DHCP is not working, use an unused static IP on your lan and set the 
default gateway.  You will find more instructions on how to do this in the 
networking section of the handbook.


At 03:52 PM 8/19/2006, conrad sobol wrote:
>Dear Sir: I assembled my first computer in March of 2005. I am 56 years
>old. Since that time, I have built one tower and built a computer for
>myself. I have tried several times to install and run FreeBSD and ran
>into trouble configuring my internet connection via DHCP. I have started
>studying an older manual for BSD by Greg Lehey for 4.4BSD. I have a lot
>to learn and I would love to install FreeBSD, but I am begining to
>wonder if I"m in over my head. Would it be necessary for me to take
>college courses in order to function in a BSD enviroment? I have
>survived some major problems with other operating systems. I have run
>and used:Fedora Core, Xandros, Ubuntu, installed Debian, DesktopBSD, and
>PCBSD; but, my dream is to run FreeBSD, but I have to be connected to
>the Internet to conduct personal business. What must I know to configure
> to operate FreeBSD. And, do you think I need to learn a
>lot more, or should I scrub the whole idea because it was meant for a
>educated programmer? If you find the time to answer me I'll be very
>grateful. I'll understand if you just refer me to the proper man or info
>pages. Thank you for your time. Yours, Conrad
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