I have just installed the 'Free Mandriva 2006' distro from the DVD supplied on the front of the Linux Format Mag. The installation process was all going swimmingly until I tried to connect to the internet using my Netgear DG834 ADSL modem/router and ... nothing.
Being a complete linux newb I haven't a clue what to do and I can't see any other posts on this (or any other forum) that specifically address this issue. I have tried to reconfigure the connection using the graphical tool in Mandriva and am sure that the user name/password/dns addresses are correct but I can neither ping the outside world (www.google.com
) nor look at the router's setup page (192.168.0.1) using Firefox.
Can anyone help me please ?
ps. this router works perfectly in XP (I have a dual boot system).
pps. What is the difference between the connections eth0 and ppp0?