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Old 02-06-2005, 06:47 AM   #1
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adsl help


G'day linux newbies.

I plan to install FC3 dual booting with WIN XP. Meanwhile am trying KNOPPIX live cd. I have a LUCENT ADSL with which i connect to the internet. I would like to know on knoppix how do i connect to the internet with it?

sorry i know its a silly question
 
Old 02-06-2005, 08:34 AM   #2
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it depends alot on how the connection hardware is, and this lucent doesnt say much to me..

Most likely scenarios depending on the actual type of this lucent and notes on them:

1. internal ADSL modem that plugs direct into the WAN
Well, most of these are hellish things to get working.. I kicked my telewell cards arse after several days of toying with it.. Its possible, but not easy..

2. External ADSL modem that connects to the WAN directly, and via ethernet LAN to your computer.
If you have support in the kernel for your ethernet card, this one is guaranteed to work..

Trust me, when it comes to linux and broadband, your better off having an external adsl modem comdined switch / router.. So much less hassle, and better options for expanding your network without so much extra cost..

just my 2 cents.. (:

On knoppix there should be in the knoppix menu the connectiivity menu.. There you will find a pretty selfexplanatory system for connecting to the internet if yore using a modem / lan connection..

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Old 02-06-2005, 08:56 AM   #3
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Its a Lucent 20A-USB Dial-Up PPP

n btw whats a kernel?
 
Old 02-06-2005, 09:02 AM   #4
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iys an external usb wan
 
Old 02-06-2005, 09:02 AM   #5
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So, I assume that its a card inside your computer, yes?

If it uses ppp there is a chance to get it working, a pretty good chance id say.. But then its done via ppp0 and not eth0.. Nevertheless, should be availabme in the knoppix menu..

A kernel is the core of an operating system. In windows you can find it as kernel32.dll (that likes to crash often.. ( and in linux systems it is the kernel written originally by Linus Torvalds.. The kernel is a quite complicated thing as its the thing that basicly make the OS work with the hardware yove got.. The linux kernel is extrememly versatile and modular, so there arnt (not many atleast) kernels that "support all a kernel can" so in some cases you might have to compile needed support into it yourself. But that is a totally nother matter.. If you got interested, have a look at http://www.kernel.org
 
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Originally posted by megadsonic
iys an external usb wan
Well in that case.. Well, usb networking isnt very easy as far as I know.. Someone else is going to have to help you with that, ive steered clear from those basing on my friend's experiences.. Again, it is possible but not easy
 
  


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