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Old 02-22-2007, 11:46 AM   #1
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How can I get a network connection recognized during installation. I am thinking about possibly installing via FTP. The last time I tried to install FreeBSD was with version 6.0 and I couldn't get a network connection period, even after installation was over. I have a DSL connection via a Siemens SpeedStream 4100. It is connected from the modem to the computer with an ethernet cable to an integrated NIC.
 
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A lot depends on what your ISP requires to connect to the network. I have a Speedstream also, but I also have a router. My router does the PPPoE, and I set up the user and password in the router. You do not have a router. If you need to use PPPoE, then I think you are out of luck until after the installation. PPPoE is installed after the initial install on most distros I have used, if you require it.

The modem doesn't have a lot to do with it, it all depends on what your ISP requires for you to connect. If you don't need PPPoE, then give it a go, and see what happens.
 
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A lot depends on what your ISP requires to connect to the network. I have a Speedstream also, but I also have a router. My router does the PPPoE, and I set up the user and password in the router. You do not have a router. If you need to use PPPoE, then I think you are out of luck until after the installation. PPPoE is installed after the initial install on most distros I have used, if you require it.

The modem doesn't have a lot to do with it, it all depends on what your ISP requires for you to connect. If you don't need PPPoE, then give it a go, and see what happens.
The PPPoE is taken care of in the modem. All the username and password information is stored on the modem and the software to connect is on the modem. Still, when I last installed FreeBSD it didn't connect to the network (I think it didn't detect my NIC - which at the time was a Netgear. I now have a new computer with a Nvidia NIC).
 
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It looks to me as if the 4100 is a router as well as a modem. I looked here --> for information on it.

http://subscriber.communications.sie...rks/4100.shtml

Have you got a manual for it? It may be a pdf file on a CD. If you do, look to see how to connect to it and configure it. Most of these tings come configured for DHCP and have a default sub-net defined. All your distro has to do is load a driver for your ethernet card, configure it for DHCP, and presto, you are on line. WIndoze calls this "automatic".

Have you got another working system you can connect to the 4100? Can you get to the configuration pages?
 
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It looks to me as if the 4100 is a router as well as a modem. I looked here --> for information on it.

http://subscriber.communications.sie...rks/4100.shtml

Have you got a manual for it? It may be a pdf file on a CD. If you do, look to see how to connect to it and configure it. Most of these tings come configured for DHCP and have a default sub-net defined. All your distro has to do is load a driver for your ethernet card, configure it for DHCP, and presto, you are on line. WIndoze calls this "automatic".

Have you got another working system you can connect to the 4100? Can you get to the configuration pages?
Quite possibly it is doing double duty. I have had this modem work on Windows, Fedora, and Slackware. All of these were nearly automatic detection and configuration. The most involved one was Slackware which required me to run netconfig (or some program like that). I think I pretty much just hit Enter the entire way through. But when I used FreeBSD the last time, it just didn't even seem to recognize the network past the NIC - I don't remember if it did recognize the NIC or not. I think it is setup via DHCP, but I am not certain (I can't check since as a brand new computer the only thing I have installed right now is Vista - something that is going to be remedied ASAP).
 
  


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