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Old 09-10-2004, 06:19 PM   #1
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DSL connection can't seem to get up


I'm a student so I moved out of the city for the summer. At my other residence I only had access to dial-up so I didn't use adsl. Now I'm back but I can't connect for some reason. It can't be the hardware itself because I'm in m$ windows right now and it works fine (the connection)
When I execute adsl-start, it times out every time. I ran adsl-setup to make sure everything was fine but It didn't do a thing. I don't believe my problem could be caused by modules not loading or anything because I'm using an nforce2 mb with Forcedeth configured into the kernel. Could the pppoe protocol somewhat changed during the last few months?
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Old 09-10-2004, 06:54 PM   #2
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Re: DSL connection can't seem to get up

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Originally posted by jplev22
I'm a student so I moved out of the city for the summer. At my other residence I only had access to dial-up so I didn't use adsl. Now I'm back but I can't connect for some reason. It can't be the hardware itself because I'm in m$ windows right now and it works fine (the connection)
When I execute adsl-start, it times out every time. I ran adsl-setup to make sure everything was fine but It didn't do a thing. I don't believe my problem could be caused by modules not loading or anything because I'm using an nforce2 mb with Forcedeth configured into the kernel. Could the pppoe protocol somewhat changed during the last few months?
Thanks
JP
If using Sympatico they are going to PPPoA around here for the new connections so this may be something you want to check into also on all the older connetions I have booted a knoppix disk on you can get a DHCP connection without problems when they tell you that they are using the PPPoE so you may want to try it instead.
 
Old 09-11-2004, 12:55 PM   #3
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Sympatico is my provider so they probably gave me a pppoa connection like you said. I tried to connect using MandrakeMove, I still get the same result, It times out... Rpppoe seemed to be set-up fine with my ethernet because it did detect the sympatico domain.
I was using rpppoe to connect the pppoe. What do I have to do to make it work with pppoATM? Is there another prog that I don't know about?
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Old 09-11-2004, 03:09 PM   #4
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Originally posted by jplev22
Sympatico is my provider so they probably gave me a pppoa connection like you said. I tried to connect using MandrakeMove, I still get the same result, It times out... Rpppoe seemed to be set-up fine with my ethernet because it did detect the sympatico domain.
I was using rpppoe to connect the pppoe. What do I have to do to make it work with pppoATM? Is there another prog that I don't know about?
Thanks
Well I know next to nothing about it having declined the offer to put me on the useless piece of junk and scam my static IP from me. But a quick google search lead me to this page with a rather detailed explanation for FreeBSD. A quick search of my cache comes up with this.
Code:
>$ apt-cache search pptpclient
kernel-patch-mppe - MPPE Encryption for PPP

>$ apt-cache search pptp client
kernel-patch-mppe - MPPE Encryption for PPP
pptp-linux - Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) Client
webmin-pptp-client - PPTP client configuration module for webmin

>$ apt-cache show pptp-linux
Package: pptp-linux
Priority: optional
Section: net
Installed-Size: 176
Maintainer: Ola Lundqvist <opal@debian.org>
Architecture: i386
Version: 1.5.0-4
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.3.2.ds1-4), ppp (>= 2.4.2)
Suggests: kernel-patch-mppe
Filename: pool/main/p/pptp-linux/pptp-linux_1.5.0-4_i386.deb
Size: 93610
MD5sum: 3f90999008db16acb97c3242aaac467d
Description: Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) Client
 Client for the proprietary Microsoft Point-to-Point Tunneling
 Protocol, PPTP.  Allows connection to a PPTP based VPN as used
 by employers and some cable and ADSL service providers.
 MPPE (Microsoft Point-to-Point Encryption) support requires
 an additionnal kernel module, provided by package kernel-patch-mppe.
So it looks like you need the pptp-linux package and may need a kernel patch to use the PPPoA on linux you would have to find out what the package name of it is in your distro.

BTW you should call Sympatico and confirm that they actually have you on the PPPoA before going through all this work to get it going.
 
Old 09-12-2004, 01:40 PM   #5
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I just checked with Sympatico and the said that the modem I'm using is using the pppoe protocol. So I guess my problem is software based... The same configuration worked in march, I'm realy confused. How could it now work fine now? I do know that the sympatico network I fairly unstable but on the other side, it works fine in windows...

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After writing this I tought I gave too much money to Sympatico for such a crappy service, so i ordered cable internet. Could be cool if I could fix my internet in the meantime... Thanks for the help

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Old 09-12-2004, 02:19 PM   #6
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Originally posted by jplev22
I just checked with Sympatico and the said that the modem I'm using is using the pppoe protocol. So I guess my problem is software based... The same configuration worked in march, I'm realy confused. How could it now work fine now? I do know that the sympatico network I fairly unstable but on the other side, it works fine in windows...


Definitely in the setup then I never used the PPPoE either but here any of those connections that I have booted a knoppix disk on it can get a DHCP connection so have you tried that.
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After writing this I tought I gave too much money to Sympatico for such a crappy service, so i ordered cable internet. Could be cool if I could fix my internet in the meantime... Thanks for the help
Your welcome and tell me about it I am going cable next month myself when they first hooked up my connection the technician would not leave unless he had 200+ k/s. I used to get 300 routinely then earlier this year it started that I get no higher than 150. Then they have the nerve to call me up offering me ultra-highspeed for more money to get what I had in the first place the dirty rotten scumbags.
 
  


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