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Old 07-26-2014, 05:30 AM   #1
rolandbrindleyhoyle
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ADSL setup for linux


Dear friends,

I am trying to switch from XP to Linux, am trying OS4 and Ubuntu 13.10 for starters, and have installed all three on partitions on the same AMD64 box.

Using a Thomson Livebox, XP connects to the internet OK using PPPoE 8/35, ADSL adapter install was manual with no problems in setup or in use.

Why does OS4 not pick up these correct settings directly via the Ethernet link to the ADSL adapter firmware ?

Linux tells me I am connected by cable to the LAN, and the ADSL adapter tells me that Internet is enabled, but no Internet connexion is available.

I get the same result with Ubuntu, Fuduntu, Mint, et al.

Do I have to download extra software (roaring penguin ?) to set up an Internet connexion or to tell Linux about my Internet account and password ? If so, why ?

Sincerely

Roland
 
Old 07-26-2014, 10:07 AM   #2
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Can you tell us which network manager you're using. These days both ethernet and wifi connection (within range) are spotted automatically. You click on the one you want to wish and you are prompted for a password (if necessary) and that's it.
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Old 08-03-2014, 11:56 AM   #3
rolandbrindleyhoyle
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Dear friends,

I have downloaded the roaring penguin ADSL PPPoE setup files, decompressed them, and run successfully the program that defines my service providers´ parameters to linux. I did this for Ubuntu, running the adsl-setup via SUDO. OS4 would not permit this saying I was not root nor superuser, and this looks like another problem to solve.

Logging back into Ubuntu I still cannot connect to the internet, although I can connect to my ADSL adapter on 192.168.1.1 using Firefox, and everything looks OK there, Internet being defined as ENABLED on the statistics page.

This Thomson device is a weird router, with a button to remember connected users rather than a secure password to allow access. I am using it only as a preliminary to buying a decent one when I have all the steps tried and tested. Finance is the consideration here, as I am a pensioner.

Any further suggestions ??

Sincerely

Roland
 
Old 08-04-2014, 03:45 PM   #4
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"but no Internet connexion is available." Suggests to me dns.


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