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Old 07-10-2005, 04:02 AM   #1
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NTL Broadband not working!! help please


Hi everyone.
Sorry about this I am totally new to linux.
I have used windows xp pro, and I duel boot with Mandrake v10.1 which I installed yesterday.
(My girlfriend likes windoze so I have to keep it on my pc)

I cant get NTL broadband to work on linux, I use the ethernet cable not the USB.
I cant seem to get a connection I dont know what iam doing wrong grrr
I have tried turning the power off the cable modem, and turning it back on later, but it doesnt work.
I have tried configuring it a couple of times but still no luck!!!

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Its probably me being a bit thick!!
But iam new to linux!!!

Thanks
 
Old 07-10-2005, 04:11 AM   #2
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What does ifconfig give you? I also have NTL (connected via ethernet port) and it "just works"

Also, welcome to LQ
 
Old 07-10-2005, 07:22 AM   #3
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whats ifconfig??

Sorry being thick again!!
What's ifconfig?
 
Old 07-10-2005, 07:33 AM   #4
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On the linux machine, open a terminal and type :
Code:
/sbin/ifconfig -a
Then copy/paste the output here
copy: select text with the left mouse button
paste: click with the middle mouse button (or scroll button) here
 
Old 07-10-2005, 07:53 AM   #5
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eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0C:76:4F:6E:C3
inet addr:213.105.253.196 Bcast:255.255.255.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::20c:76ff:fe4f:6ec3/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:1073 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:28 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:67764 (66.1 Kb) TX bytes:3442 (3.3 Kb)
Interrupt:23 Base address:0xe800

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:206 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:206 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:15696 (15.3 Kb) TX bytes:15696 (15.3 Kb)

sit0 Link encap:IPv6-in-IPv4
NOARP MTU:1480 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
 
Old 07-10-2005, 08:19 AM   #6
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Does this help?
 
Old 07-10-2005, 09:26 AM   #7
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Try this:
Code:
/sbin/ifconfig sit0 down
- does this give you a network connection?

It looks like your wireless connection is active and may be interfering with the wired connection.
 
Old 07-10-2005, 09:45 AM   #8
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sit0 Link encap:IPv6-in-IPv4
NOARP MTU:1480 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

The sit* interfaces are, AFAIK, pseudo-interfaces to run IPv6-in-IPv4 tunnels they only appeared in 2.6 kernels

djskywalker

When you say that you can't get a connection what exactly happens

According to your ifconfig -a you seem to be obtaining a IP

Could it be a DNS issue ?

Not sure about Mandrake but take a look and see if you have a file
/etc/resolv.conf if so check there are nameservers listed

Pete
 
Old 07-10-2005, 10:17 AM   #9
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Thanks Pete and XavierP

I tried your suggestion Xavier and got this message: Device not found.

I dont know what that means lol

I will try ur suggestion now Pete
 
Old 07-10-2005, 10:35 AM   #10
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Hi Pete

Tried ur suggestion and got:
bash: /etc/resolv.conf permission denied

I dont know why that is i am logged in as root??

Also I click on the network monitor and it says: not connected.
So I click on Connect Ethernet
and what comes up is Connection failed verify your connection in mandrake control center.

I dont know what i am gunna do, i dont wanna use windoze anymore but it looks like i'll have to!!

by the way I got an external ntl cable modem connected via ethernet. works on windoze but not on linux

Tried configuring with different things like adsl and idsl and cable dont know which ones which lol but I tried them all anyways grrrrrrrrr

Help me
 
Old 07-10-2005, 10:51 AM   #11
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djskywalker

/etc/resolv.conf is not a command, it's a file which contains DNS servers

What I wanted you to do was look inside the file, see what's listed, try

Code:
root # cat /etc/resolv.conf
I'm really sorry but I don't have Mandrake so I can't look in mandrake control center

If you would like to take the time to post the options in there for your Internet connection may be I can help

Otherwise maybe some Mandrake guru will jump into the frame

Quote:
i dont wanna use windoze anymore but it looks like i'll have to!!
If this is the only option I will personally come round your house and do it for you, as you can see I don't like windoze much

Post the available options and lets see if we can keep you away from Mr Gates

Pete
 
Old 07-11-2005, 05:21 PM   #12
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Hi Pete M
I tried root # cat /etc/resolv.conf
Came up with: nameserver 194.168.4.100
nameserver 194.168.8.100
# ppp temp entry

If thats any use??

Options for New Internet connection are:

Modem
Adsl
Idsl or something
Cable
Lan

Modem: Click on external modem option (ntl external modem)
Comes up with:
VIA Technologies VT82C686 (Apollo Super AC97 Modem)
I think the above is the ntl modem I use.
Or it says Manually choose a modem

I click on the VIA and it comes up:
Modem isnt supported
Please try www.linmodems.org.

I think this may be my problem!!!

Anyways same thing with adsl but asks me do i want to use VIA Ethernet or something so I click yes
But says Modem aint supported again

So I click LAN which I thought would be the one because I am on a LAN aint i?? with NTL (according to windoze iam)

So it comes up with that VIA ethernet again
So I click on that cause I dont want to manually do it

And it comes up network setup completed
network will be restarted or something

but when I click on network monitor
Ethernet is still not connecting

same thing with cable option!!!

The ethernet cable is working cause its working with windows.

I think I may have to do ntl setup on linux aswell as windoze but I aint got a clue how
I tried but ntl only support windoze so I aint got a clue what to do.

Please help
If anyone else at all has got ntl on mandrake v10.1
Please tell me how u did it

Iam soooo dull heheh

Thanks
 
Old 07-11-2005, 05:40 PM   #13
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djskywalker

Well Mandrake must have had some communication with the your ntl box because

nameserver 194.168.4.100
nameserver 194.168.8.100

Are indeed ntl DNS servers

I would guess the option you want is cable, which I assume you would have to manually configure

Just for laughs I have Mandrake disks here and a spare hard drive so tomorrow I will load it up and see if I can help

I use Telewest broadband which as far as I know is not much different

Hang in there and I will be back with the cavalry

Pete
 
Old 07-11-2005, 05:44 PM   #14
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Cool thanx pete
Hope u can get it to work
I will mess around with the cable one try to get it to work
Thanx
 
Old 07-11-2005, 06:15 PM   #15
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djskywalker

What you are looking for is connect via DHCP option

Pete
 
  


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