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Today I installed Arch Linux on my laptop. Everything seems to work okay, except Internet access.

I have tons of tutorials, nothing works. When I type ping google.com it returns

unknown host google.com.

My whole rc.conf file:

INTERFACE=eth0
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we might need some more information, like your dns settings, is your networkcard installed and enabled, your eth0 settings, can you reach other devices on your network. etc –  John Feb 22 '13 at 21:31
    
1. How to install and enable ntework card. 2. Where to find eth0 setting and stuff. 3. I am compleate newwbie to arch, used to fedora, dont know anything about this :// –  karlis Feb 22 '13 at 21:32
    
Its suicide... Want to get arch working ! –  karlis Feb 22 '13 at 21:38
    
This is simply not enough information, and because this is not a forum site, we can't walk you through all the steps you don't know how to do. Try more googling, or a forum. –  Kazark Feb 22 '13 at 21:58

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Take a look at the Beginners Guide on How to establish a network connection in the arch wiki Arch Wiki Beginners Guide.

Arch uses systemd, while initscripts as rc.conf are deprecated and no longer used.

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°Tryed it 1000 tiems, not workingm i will try to reisntall arch and configure net in installation, will give feedback ! –  karlis Feb 22 '13 at 21:51

As already mentioned, rc.conf is deprecated. I think your issue is around incorrectly setting up eth0 as your network interface. You probably want to check out this thread in addition to the Beginners Guide mentioned.

https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=156283

Specifically check how your interface is mapped when you run 'ip link'. It may not be eth0!

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