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Old 01-22-2002, 05:51 AM   #1
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I intend to migrate completely from current MS platform over to either redhat 7.2.

I have little worries about the programs I'm using as I'm sure there's identical softwares in redhat that have the same functions.

What problem I'm facing now is with my DSL connection which I can't really get it up.

In Windows I'm using either RAS manager or RASPPPOE. So is there any websites or things that I can read up about connecting to net with DSL?
 
Old 01-22-2002, 06:01 AM   #2
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linux has dsl and pppoe support, but if you're a newcomer to linux, i strongly suggest that you go for a dual-boot before jumping head-first into linux. it's a great o/s, but it takes time to learn. redhat's a good choice for a newbie, and so is mandrake. they're probably the two easiest to install.
 
Old 01-22-2002, 06:19 AM   #3
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if you're using an ethernet dsl modem, then running it under linux is extremely simple, and only needs a few lines to set to go on bootup and everything. if you're actively trying to get it going, give some more details on how far you've got with it. I'm not at all sure about USB modem support tho.
 
Old 01-22-2002, 07:20 AM   #4
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Hmm... yea alright.. I'm using alcatel 1000 ethernet modem.. so by adding a few lines into the boot will work?

I intend to gather some information before starting off in my redhat "migration" and do a trial run during this weekend(as isajera had suggested, a dual boot).
 
Old 01-22-2002, 07:23 AM   #5
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pppeo

redhat comes with rp-pppoe which will get you connected using DSL. read the docs on this, then run adsl-setup at the console from root. this will ask you for your details and set u up.
 
Old 01-22-2002, 07:32 AM   #6
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Yea alright.. I go and look for the docs for the adsl command thing.. btw.. does different ISP needs different configuration in redhat?
 
Old 01-22-2002, 07:44 AM   #7
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without going into too much depth, my modem is setup like this:

[chris@trevor chris]$ cat /simon/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth1

DEVICE="eth1"
ONBOOT="yes"
BOOTPROTO="dhcp"

and that's all there is to it, assuming that the ethernet card is loaded properly, using dhcp everything else is given to you from the ISP. it's much much easier than settign up a dial up conection generally.
 
Old 01-22-2002, 07:49 AM   #8
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Hmm... I guess I'm itching to try the stuffs out listed by you guess... cant wait till weekend... any other things I should take note of?
 
Old 01-22-2002, 08:42 AM   #9
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Yea alright.. I go and look for the docs for the adsl command thing.. btw.. does different ISP needs different configuration in redhat?
sometimes, yes. my DSL ISP (that i used to use) just needed rp-pppoe. it asked me for username, password and DNS numbers, then it worked! it used an alcatel modem, but i don't remember which model.
 
Old 01-22-2002, 12:40 PM   #10
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Smile

Gee... thanks, I guess thats all I need now, well if there's other things as well.. hehe
 
Old 01-22-2002, 01:09 PM   #11
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Is your Alcatel modem a USB modem or an Ethernet modem? Some do not understand the difference. I used to have DSL with an Alcatel modem under Linux, and if it's a USB modem, you'd be barking up the wrong tree basically with the above suggestions.
 
Old 01-22-2002, 05:40 PM   #12
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Originally posted by ryanstrayer
Is your Alcatel modem a USB modem or an Ethernet modem? Some do not understand the difference. I used to have DSL with an Alcatel modem under Linux, and if it's a USB modem, you'd be barking up the wrong tree basically with the above suggestions.
Yeap, completely sure its an ethernet modem.
 
  


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