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Old 07-18-2010, 12:30 AM   #1
kanishk_snh
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Question Connecting To Internet Via Broadband Connection


I want to connect to the internet on my fedora core 6 OS, i am using an adsl modem(Model no. : SmartAX MT841) which requires setting up a username and password.
I am a newbie to linux, so i am clueless and just cant stop wondering what to do! Please help me out guyz!

Thanks a ton in advance!!
 
Old 07-18-2010, 12:45 AM   #2
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Hi -

It's not hard (in fact, it's usually very easy). But the biggest hurdles are getting your service-provider specific settings right.

Q: How are you connecting now?
You've presumably paid for the service, and I'm guessing your service provider gave you the modem.
Do you have a Windows PC that's successfully connecting to the Internet now?

Q: Do you have a web interface to the modem? Have you logged on and looked at any of the current settings?

Q: Did you contact your provider and ask for guidance using Linux?
 
Old 07-18-2010, 03:09 AM   #3
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I'm not familiar with Fedora so I don't know if the command pppoeconf is available in there, but you can try the command pppoeconf (run as an user with root privileges) in a terminal.

To see if the command exists, run
Code:
wim@desktop1:~$ which pppoeconf
/usr/sbin/pppoeconf
wim@desktop1:~$
Note:
use of ppoeconf only applies if the modem is directly connected to the PC using a network cable ! If your setup is different, you must let us know.

Last edited by Wim Sturkenboom; 07-18-2010 at 03:12 AM. Reason: Added note
 
Old 07-18-2010, 03:12 AM   #4
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RH based systems have adsl-setup command to set up adsl pppoe internet connection. Open the terminal, fire the command as root, fill in the details that are asked, and you are done.
adsl-start and adsl-stop commands will allow you start and stop the connection.
 
Old 07-18-2010, 04:12 PM   #5
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kanishk_snh -

I emphasize:

- Usually, going down to tools like pppoeconf and adsl-setup is NOT NECESSARY.

... because ...

- Usually, your Internet provider gives you the modem, your Internet provider gives you the Internet access (through the modem), and your Internet provider determines the modem settings you're going to need

- And usually, your ADSL modem will have an http (or telnet) interface for configuring the modem

So again:
Quote:
Q: Are you connecting to the Internet now?

Q: If so, then HOW are you connecting now?

Q: Do you currently have a Windows PC that's successfully connecting to the Internet now?

Q: Do you have a web interface to the modem? Have you logged on and looked at any of the current settings?

Q: Did you contact your provider and ask for guidance using Linux?

Last edited by paulsm4; 07-18-2010 at 04:13 PM.
 
  


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